Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1009S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1009S
Cruise period2009-07-19 — 2009-08-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To survey sites in connection with offshore wet renewables development within the Pentland Firth and areas adjacent to Orkney. Contingency survey work is included, undertaking the same survey work outside the Pentland Firth and Orkney. This includes sites to the west of Lewis and southwest of Islay.

Procedure

Scotia will depart from Aberdeen on Sunday 19 July. The nature of the work will be heavily dependant on the prevailing weather and tidal conditions encountered. The proposed survey work for the Pentland Firth and Orkney is very similar to the work undertaken in 2008. The survey work will involve the deployment of a tide gauge and a series of transects collecting swathe data. The deployment of the TV drop frame (with CTD attached), and where practical, the day grab, will be undertaken at slack water within the Pentland Firth. Similar restrictions may not apply to sites outside the Pentland Firth. Prior to each of the swathe surveys, a sound velocity profile will be recorded. Transects collecting current velocity data will also be completed using the hull mounted ADCP over 13 hour periods. A half landing will take place at Scrabster on 27 July with an exchange of scientific staff.

The sites outside the Pentland Firth and Orkney will be surveyed in the same manner as above but may also include the deployment of the Agassiz trawl and TV sledge providing seabed conditions are suitable.

Scotia will return to Aberdeen on 5 August to disembark staff, all equipment and samples will be removed.
Chief scientistPeter Hayes (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAEO8b
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificPentland Firth and areas adjacent to Orkney, sites to the west of Lewis and southwest of Islay.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge
Sea level
Date and time
Sea level
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10394532009-07-20 08:31  — 2009-07-21 16:59 58° 39' 10" N  3° 19' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1039453
10394652009-07-20 09:31  — 2009-08-04 08:22 58° 39' 42" N  3° 20' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1039465
2  Water temperature and/or salinity monitor
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10394772009-07-21 20:00  — 2009-08-04 10:51 58° 38' 59" N  3° 19' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1039477
10394892009-07-21 20:00  — 2009-08-04 10:30 58° 39' 4" N  3° 18' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1039489