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Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1311S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1311S
Cruise period2011-10-15 — 2011-11-03
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. To undertake bathymetric and groundtruthing survey work in connection with potential offshore wet renewable developments located to the southwest of Shetland.


FRV Scotia will depart from Aberdeen harbour on 15 of October. The nature of the work will be heavily dependant on the prevailing weather conditions encountered. The proposed survey work for southwest Shetland is very similar to the work undertaken in the Pentland Firth (2009) and west of Lewis and Fair Isle (2010). The bathymetric survey work will involve a series of transects collecting swathe and RoxAnn data, the deployment of the TV drop frame and, where practical, the deployment of a day grab. On arrival at the survey sites, two tide gauges will be deployed for the full duration of each survey. Sound velocity profiles will be recorded on a daily basis and deployment of the day grab will be considered after each TV tow.

The sites outside southwest Shetland will be surveyed in the same manner as above.

FRV Scotia will complete a half landing at Lerwick/Scalloway on 24 October to exchange scientific staff. On completion of the survey work Scotia will return to unload at Aberdeen harbour on 3 November. Normal contacts will be maintained with the laboratory.
Chief scientistPeter Hayes (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1311S cruise programme 1311s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1311S cruise track — 1311strk.pdf (0.55 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
2  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11669132011-10-16 09:31  — 2011-10-31 07:52 60° 0' 56" N  1° 21' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1166913
11669252011-10-29 09:31  — 2011-11-02 08:34 58° 33' 3" N  4° 14' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1166925