Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1609S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1609S
Cruise period2009-12-02 — 2009-12-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the standard JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines.
2. To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faroe Shetland Channel

Narrative

Staff joined the Scotia at 0900hrs, but sailing was delayed until 100hrs due to the late arrival of a ferry. Scotia made passage to a deep-water position in the Moray Firth where all equipment was successfully tested before the vessel set away at 1700hrs for the eastern end of the Jonsis line.

This position was reached by 0200hrs on Thursday 3 December; however, the southeasterly swell and winds in excess of 60knts forced the vessel to dodge. At 0730, the decision was taken for the vessel to seek shelter in the Orkney Islands. Scotia left shelter, made passage to the western end of the Jonsis line, and attempted to deploy the CTD, but strong tides and winds made this impossible. The vessel dodged in the area until slack water when the station was started at 0150 on Friday 4 December.

Steady progress was made along the line of stations using an Ocean sampler and CTD at every station, and the line was completed by 1945 on Friday 4 December.

Scotia made passage for the end of the of the Fair Isle /Munken line, but in deteriorating weather conditions and with a very bad forecast, the ship diverted up the west side of Shetland to attempt to start the Flugga /Nolso line. However, the wind and sea state forced the vessel to seek shelter overnight in St Magnus bay on 5 December.

Scotia left St Magnus bay AT 0700hrs on 6 December to land a member of the scientific crew at Scalloway. The vessel sustained light damage coming along side at Scalloway and it was decided to berth the vessel for 24 hours to allow the ship's engineers to repair the damage.

Scotia made passage north on 7 December at 0900hrs to commence the Nolso-Flugga line from the eastern end, however very strong winds and heavy swel
Chief scientistJohn Dunn (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11r
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1609S cruise report 1609s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.61 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificJONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines; Faroe Shetland Channel
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1609S cruise track — 1609strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
58  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.
10376552009-12-02 16:26 57° 51' 10" N  1° 49' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037655
10376672009-12-04 01:35 59° 17' 4" N  2° 13' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037667
10376792009-12-04 03:13 59° 17' 5" N  2° 5' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037679
10376802009-12-04 04:40 59° 16' 55" N  1° 56' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037680
10376922009-12-04 05:58 59° 16' 56" N  1° 48' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037692
10377112009-12-04 07:09 59° 17' 0" N  1° 40' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037711
10377232009-12-04 08:33 59° 17' 2" N  1° 30' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037723
10377352009-12-04 09:43 59° 16' 58" N  1° 20' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037735
10377472009-12-04 11:16 59° 16' 58" N  1° 10' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037747
10377592009-12-04 12:35 59° 16' 57" N  1° 0' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037759
10377602009-12-04 14:32 59° 17' 3" N  0° 40' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037760
10377722009-12-04 16:26 59° 17' 2" N  0° 20' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037772
10377842009-12-04 18:34 59° 17' 4" N  0° 0' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037784
10377962009-12-07 22:58 60° 55' 59" N  0° 59' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037796
10378032009-12-08 00:46 60° 58' 41" N  1° 17' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037803
10378152009-12-08 02:50 61° 1' 25" N  1° 35' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037815
10378272009-12-08 04:28 61° 4' 4" N  1° 53' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037827
10378392009-12-08 05:32 61° 6' 4" N  2° 1' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037839
10378402009-12-08 07:58 61° 7' 47" N  2° 10' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037840
10378522009-12-08 09:22 61° 9' 28" N  2° 17' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037852
10378642009-12-08 10:47 61° 11' 1" N  2° 24' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037864
10378762009-12-08 12:38 61° 14' 23" N  2° 39' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037876
10378882009-12-10 02:46 61° 49' 3" N  5° 20' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037888
10379072009-12-10 04:37 61° 53' 58" N  5° 44' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037907
10379192009-12-10 06:41 61° 59' 57" N  6° 12' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037919
10379202009-12-10 11:19 61° 42' 15" N  4° 51' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037920
10379322009-12-10 14:24 61° 35' 6" N  4° 15' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037932
10379442009-12-10 20:38 61° 28' 10" N  3° 42' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037944
10379562009-12-11 04:29 61° 21' 0" N  3° 9' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037956
10379682009-12-11 14:09 60° 35' 7" N  4° 44' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037968
10379812009-12-11 22:58 60° 38' 8" N  4° 54' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037981
10379932009-12-12 01:22 60° 43' 3" N  5° 6' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1037993
10380072009-12-12 05:51 60° 47' 5" N  5° 16' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038007
10380192009-12-12 07:56 60° 51' 4" N  5° 29' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038019
10380202009-12-12 10:33 61° 2' 4" N  5° 56' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038020
10380322009-12-12 13:23 61° 12' 1" N  6° 22' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038032
10380442009-12-12 20:31 60° 29' 3" N  4° 26' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038044
10380562009-12-13 00:32 60° 25' 7" N  4° 19' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038056
10380682009-12-13 02:16 60° 20' 13" N  4° 9' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038068
10380812009-12-13 03:12 60° 17' 58" N  4° 4' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038081
10380932009-12-13 04:44 60° 15' 59" N  3° 58' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038093
10381002009-12-13 05:34 60° 13' 1" N  3° 51' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038100
10381122009-12-13 06:23 60° 9' 58" N  3° 43' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038112
10381242009-12-13 22:33 58° 58' 1" N  1° 30' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038124
10381362009-12-14 00:34 58° 53' 3" N  1° 15' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038136
10381482009-12-14 02:32 58° 48' 1" N  1° 0' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038148
10381612009-12-14 04:30 58° 43' 4" N  0° 45' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038161
10381732009-12-14 06:27 58° 37' 58" N  0° 30' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038173
10381852009-12-14 08:28 58° 32' 57" N  0° 15' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038185
10381972009-12-14 10:33 58° 27' 55" N  0° 0' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038197
10382042009-12-14 13:32 58° 23' 4" N  0° 14' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038204
10382162009-12-14 15:20 58° 18' 0" N  0° 29' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038216
10382282009-12-14 17:30 58° 13' 0" N  0° 44' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038228
10382412009-12-14 19:21 58° 8' 1" N  0° 59' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038241
10382532009-12-14 21:18 58° 3' 0" N  1° 14' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038253
10382652009-12-14 23:05 57° 57' 57" N  1° 29' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038265
10382772009-12-15 00:55 57° 52' 56" N  1° 44' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038277
10382892009-12-15 02:38 57° 47' 57" N  1° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038289