Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0109S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0109S
Cruise period2009-01-06 — 2009-01-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP).

2. To collect water samples for nutrient studies as part of the Scottish Coastal.

3. Eutrophication Assessment Survey (SCEAS).

4. Undertake CTDF profile, phytoplankton and water samples for chlorophyll a and nutrients in support of WFD coastal phytoplankton monitoring programme, AE11t.

5. Sediment and biota from Irvine Bay, biota from offshore Pladda for CSEMP and CTM, biota and sediment from Colonsay for CSEMP and CTM.

6. Collect additional sediment samples for SEPA from Aberdeen spoil ground and Shetland.

7. Undertake CSEMP sediment sampling in the Firth of Forth for SEPA.

Narrative

FRV Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1100 hrs on 6 January. Sampling commenced at 1410 hrs in respect of the Scottish Coastal Eutrophication Assessment Survey (SCEAS) objective with water samples being taken every 15 minutes throughout the cruise. The WFD sites at the Ythan and Peterhead were sampled before passage to the Fladen Ground where sediment sampling commenced at 2300 hrs on 6 January. The twelve stratified random sites were completed by 2145 hrs on 7 January. Two trawls for nephrops were undertaken and at 0100 hrs on 8 January, passage to the Moray Firth commenced as the weather forecast precluded proceeding to the Shetland sites.

In the Moray Firth sampling commenced at 0845 hrs on 8 January. Fifteen stratified random and two fixed sites were completed, with one trawl at NMMP105 and 2 trawls at NMMP95. The vessel finished trawling at around 0915 hrs on 9 January. The weather forecast for the North Coast and Minches was poor therefore; the decision was taken to leave the WFD sites at Wick, Dounreay, and Eriboll for the return leg and to proceed to the Minches with all speed.

The weather deteriorated quickly and as we left the shelter of the North Coast at around 2030 hrs on 9 January SC
Chief scientistMarie Russell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11p; AE11t
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0109S cruise report 0109s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFladen Ground, Moray Firth, North Minch, Sea of Hebrides, Clyde, Pladda offshore site, Irvine Bay, Colonsay sites, Firth of Forth, around Orkney and Shetland.
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0109S cruise track — 0109strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
50  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10338142009-01-06 14:11 57° 17' 57" N  1° 55' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033814
10338262009-01-06 15:33 57° 27' 13" N  1° 44' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033826
10338382009-01-06 22:48 58° 2' 53" N  0° 5' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033838
10338512009-01-07 02:46 58° 8' 25" N  0° 36' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033851
10338632009-01-07 14:07 58° 32' 59" N  1° 0' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033863
10338752009-01-07 19:36 58° 30' 46" N  0° 7' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033875
10338872009-01-08 10:52 57° 49' 49" N  2° 11' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033887
10338992009-01-08 14:33 57° 52' 13" N  2° 50' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033899
10339062009-01-08 20:05 58° 3' 4" N  3° 0' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033906
10339182009-01-08 23:26 57° 43' 35" N  3° 31' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033918
10339312009-01-09 00:55 57° 39' 59" N  3° 48' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033931
10339432009-01-09 01:42 57° 41' 1" N  3° 55' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033943
10339552009-01-09 03:43 57° 55' 14" N  3° 36' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033955
10339672009-01-12 08:15 58° 8' 54" N  5° 55' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033967
10339792009-01-12 11:08 58° 6' 17" N  5° 55' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033979
10339802009-01-12 14:29 57° 59' 52" N  5° 39' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033980
10339922009-01-12 18:10 57° 42' 42" N  6° 5' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1033992
10340062009-01-12 21:50 57° 36' 22" N  5° 48' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034006
10340182009-01-12 23:34 57° 23' 48" N  5° 55' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034018
10340312009-01-13 08:27 57° 1' 48" N  6° 56' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034031
10340432009-01-13 11:29 56° 50' 56" N  6° 28' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034043
10340552009-01-13 17:36 56° 37' 21" N  7° 16' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034055
10340672009-01-14 21:09 54° 44' 58" N  3° 59' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034067
10340792009-01-16 18:55 58° 32' 25" N  4° 37' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034079
10340802009-01-16 21:43 58° 35' 17" N  3° 52' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034080
10340922009-01-17 12:58 58° 25' 49" N  3° 1' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034092
10341112009-01-18 18:08 56° 42' 16" N  2° 24' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034111
10341232009-01-18 20:30 56° 36' 34" N  2° 14' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034123
10341352009-01-19 01:50 56° 30' 7" N  1° 30' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034135
10341472009-01-19 08:53 55° 49' 39" N  2° 0' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034147
10341592009-01-19 12:16 56° 4' 59" N  2° 40' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034159
10341602009-01-19 13:05 56° 4' 58" N  2° 50' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034160
10341722009-01-19 13:57 56° 0' 56" N  3° 0' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034172
10341842009-01-19 15:56 56° 5' 4" N  3° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034184
10341962009-01-19 16:50 56° 8' 58" N  3° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034196
10342032009-01-19 18:42 56° 7' 25" N  2° 50' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034203
10342152009-01-19 19:23 56° 10' 0" N  2° 50' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034215
10342272009-01-19 20:14 56° 9' 57" N  2° 40' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034227
10342392009-01-19 20:49 56° 9' 58" N  2° 35' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034239
10342402009-01-19 22:50 56° 22' 14" N  2° 43' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034240
10342522009-01-19 23:52 56° 27' 20" N  2° 36' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034252
10342642009-01-20 08:06 56° 57' 40" N  1° 42' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034264
10342762009-01-20 08:50 56° 57' 55" N  1° 48' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034276
10342882009-01-20 09:22 56° 57' 51" N  1° 51' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034288
10343072009-01-20 09:56 56° 57' 36" N  1° 55' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034307
10343192009-01-20 10:28 56° 57' 49" N  1° 58' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034319
10343202009-01-20 10:53 56° 57' 46" N  2° 0' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034320
10343322009-01-20 11:16 56° 57' 46" N  2° 2' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034332
10343442009-01-20 12:05 56° 57' 50" N  2° 5' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034344
10343562009-01-20 12:35 56° 57' 49" N  2° 6' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1034356