Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0209S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0209S
Cruise period2009-01-26 — 2009-02-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjective

1. To participate in the International Bottom Trawling Survey of the North Sea.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1000 on 26 January and commenced trawling on the station east of Aberdeen with the GOV trawl fitted with Groundgear 'B'. The Methot Net was then deployed but due to false readings being displayed from the Scanmar system, the net struck the seabed, resulting in damage. With the weather forecast indicating light winds for the next 3 or 4 days the decision was taken to steam east overnight to the outer stations, completing 5 Methot stations through the night. After completing the first haul on the morning of 27 February, the vessel then moved into the Norwegian Sector, completing the Trawl and Methot stations in this area before leaving the sector on the morning of 30 January. With weather conditions turning poor as the day progressed, Scotia completed 2 further trawl stations then proceeded to the Moray Firth overnight in order to work in the more sheltered inshore waters. With 3 Trawl and 6 Methot stations completed (in strong winds), the vessel then moved through the Pentland Firth to the west of the Orkney. Scotia then worked in a northerly direction, covering the stations west of the Orkney and Shetland Isles. With the weather forecast indicating reasonable conditions for a further three days, it was agreed that the vessel should delay the mid cruise-break and proceed in a southerly direction, covering the more exposed stations on the northeastern part of the survey. A further 9 Trawl stations and 24 Methot stations were completed before the vessel docked in Aberdeen on the morning of 7 February.

Scotia resumed work on 8 February at the station east of Peterhead. The vessel then completed the 8 Trawl stations and 18 Methot stations in the general area northeast of Peterhead and east of Orkney Isles before moving south on the night of 11 February to cover the stations on the southern part of the survey area. Scotia then worked continuously on Trawl and Methot stations in the Montrose Bank, Aberdeen Bank and Devil's Holes area before finishing the standard survey area on the morning of 15 February. Scotia then steamed southwest to carry out Methot sampling at 5 stations in an area off the northeast of England in order to fill gaps in the international coverage. With this work completed during the morning of 16 February, Scotia headed for Aberdeen where she docked, before unloading on the morning of 17 February.
Chief scientistKenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectRV0901
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0209S cruise report 0209s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0209S cruise track — 0209strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
52  CTD/STD cast
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10253282009-01-26 11:15 57° 5' 54" N  1° 53' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025328
10253412009-01-27 07:02 57° 20' 53" N  1° 36' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025341
10253532009-01-27 11:05 57° 17' 22" N  2° 30' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025353
10253652009-01-27 16:10 57° 28' 20" N  3° 33' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025365
10253772009-01-28 07:09 57° 40' 0" N  3° 32' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025377
10253892009-01-28 10:03 57° 39' 58" N  4° 5' 4" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025389
10253902009-01-28 14:31 57° 19' 9" N  4° 18' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025390
10254082009-01-29 07:02 56° 44' 11" N  4° 9' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025408
10254212009-01-29 09:49 56° 44' 37" N  3° 40' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025421
10254332009-01-29 14:04 56° 46' 7" N  2° 34' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025433
10254452009-01-30 07:15 57° 40' 45" N  2° 7' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025445
10254572009-01-30 11:48 57° 41' 3" N  1° 16' 34" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025457
10254692009-01-30 16:08 57° 35' 17" N  0° 49' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025469
10254702009-01-31 07:32 57° 50' 31" N  2° 35' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025470
10254822009-01-31 11:15 57° 56' 43" N  3° 16' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025482
10254942009-01-31 14:23 58° 11' 34" N  3° 4' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025494
10255012009-02-01 07:45 58° 53' 22" N  3° 50' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025501
10255132009-02-01 11:20 59° 16' 9" N  3° 28' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025513
10255252009-02-02 07:17 59° 48' 31" N  2° 34' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025525
10255372009-02-02 11:11 59° 53' 57" N  1° 48' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025537
10255492009-02-02 14:03 60° 1' 9" N  1° 36' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025549
10255502009-02-03 07:16 60° 55' 56" N  1° 52' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025550
10255622009-02-03 10:49 61° 2' 12" N  1° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025562
10255742009-02-03 13:23 61° 8' 19" N  0° 40' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025574
10255862009-02-04 07:03 60° 47' 31" N  0° 37' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025586
10255982009-02-04 14:02 60° 7' 57" N  0° 17' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025598
10256052009-02-04 17:46 59° 46' 30" N  0° 25' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025605
10256172009-02-05 07:05 59° 6' 14" N  0° 51' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025617
10256292009-02-05 10:31 58° 51' 54" N  0° 37' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025629
10256302009-02-05 16:02 58° 48' 7" N  0° 51' 5" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025630
10256422009-02-06 07:01 58° 37' 57" N  1° 9' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025642
10256542009-02-06 10:24 58° 23' 8" N  1° 9' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025654
10256662009-02-06 14:58 58° 19' 23" N  0° 31' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025666
10256782009-02-08 16:14 57° 31' 43" N  1° 17' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025678
10256912009-02-09 07:12 57° 45' 52" N  0° 54' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025691
10257092009-02-09 10:17 58° 3' 58" N  1° 8' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025709
10257102009-02-09 13:19 58° 22' 45" N  0° 53' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025710
10257222009-02-10 07:15 59° 11' 43" N  2° 15' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025722
10257342009-02-10 11:00 59° 17' 16" N  1° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025734
10257462009-02-10 15:41 58° 45' 12" N  1° 35' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025746
10257582009-02-11 07:00 58° 49' 16" N  2° 24' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025758
10257712009-02-11 12:02 58° 13' 17" N  2° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025771
10257832009-02-12 06:49 56° 43' 22" N  2° 13' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025783
10257952009-02-12 10:06 56° 41' 12" N  1° 36' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025795
10258022009-02-12 14:41 56° 15' 44" N  2° 11' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025802
10258142009-02-13 06:47 56° 11' 51" N  1° 26' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025814
10258262009-02-13 10:38 56° 18' 28" N  0° 59' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025826
10258382009-02-13 16:12 56° 47' 10" N  0° 13' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025838
10258512009-02-14 06:47 57° 21' 30" N  0° 40' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025851
10258632009-02-14 10:26 57° 13' 58" N  0° 10' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025863
10258752009-02-14 14:14 56° 49' 40" N  0° 21' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025875
10258872009-02-15 06:31 56° 35' 22" N  1° 9' 39" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1025887