FRV Scotia 1308S_2
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||2008-10-28 — 2008-11-04|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
1. To survey sites in connection with offshore wet renewables development within the Pentland Firth. Contingency survey work is included, undertaking the same survey work outside the Pentland Firth. This includes sites around the Northern Isles, west of the Isle of Lewis and indicative offshore wind sites located in the Moray Firth and opposite the Firths of Tay and Forth.
All gear will remain on board the vessel from the previous cruise 1208S. Scotia will depart on 28/29 October. The nature of the work will depend on the outcome from the previous cruise and the prevailing weather conditions. The proposed survey work for the Pentland Firth is very similar to the work undertaken in 2007 except the aerial extent of the survey sites will be smaller. The survey work will involve a series of transects collecting swathe and RoxAnn data, the deployment of the TV drop frame and, where practical, the deployment of the day grab. Prior to each of the swathe surveys a sound velocity profile will be recorded. Transects will also be completed collecting current velocity data using the hull mounted ADCP over 13 hour periods.
The sites outside the Pentland Firth will be surveyed in the same manner as above but may also include the deployment of the Agassiz trawl and TV sledge providing sea bed conditions are suitable.
Scotia will return to Aberdeen on 4 November to unload the scientific equipment and disembark staff participating in 1308S, Part 2.
|Chief scientist||Peter Hayes (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Specific||Northern Isles, west of the Isle of Lewis, Moray Firth, opposite the Firths of Tay and Forth|