Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/73
Cruise period1973-08-15 — 1973-09-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To lay 5 current meter moorings along a section from 60 degrees North 04 degrees West towards Faroe
2) To make repeated T, S, chemical and plankton observations along this section
3) To make additional current observations using parachute drogues and drop probes
4) To collect water and plankton samples for pollution analysis

The ship landed a sick seaman in Lerwick on the 17/08/1973. Explorer lay in Thorshavn from the 31/08/1973 till the 02/09/1973 to take part in Overflow '73. 2 brief calls were made at Kirkwall. ''Explorer'' returned to Kirkwall to land a crew member and again on the 08/09/1973 till the 09/09/1973
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectOverflow '73
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/73 cruise report explorer8_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFair Isle, Munken Rock, Faroes, Nolso-Flugga section
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 95
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: 5 moorings;2 in deep water;10 c.m.
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: surface drogues
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 34
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 35
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 34
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 21
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 21
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 24