Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1511S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1511S
Cruise period2011-11-19 — 2011-12-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To participate in the ICES co-ordinated western division demersal trawling survey.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data profiles at each trawling position.
3. To survey for the Scottish Marine Protected Areas (MPA) project.

Procedures

General

Loading of trawl gear, TV and grabbing gear will take place at the end of the previous survey. Loading of all other scientific equipment will take place on 17 November with all equipment being set up and tested on that day. Scotia will sail on 19 November and after drills will commence operations the following morning on the stations to the west of Orkney. Weather conditions at the time will determine the exact start position. An operational daily survey plan will be formulated by the SIC subsequent to meetings with both the Fishing Master and Captain. Similar discussions will take place when organising the MPA TV and benthic work at night and will include the scientist leading the MPA operations.

Trawling

One trawl haul of thirty minutes duration will be made at the positions (approximate) shown on the attached chart. For each haul, the Scanmar monitoring system and NOAA bottom contact sensor will be used to observe and record the performance and geometry of the trawl and trawl doors.

Fish Sampling

All fish will be treated according to current standard research vessel procedures and additional biological data will be collected as determined by EU data regulation 1639/2001 and 1581/2004.

Hydrographic Sampling

CTD casts will be taken at each trawl station. The thermosalinograph will be run continuously to obtain sea surface temperature and salinity throughout the survey area.

TV Surveying

Video and still photography for the MPA project will take place through the night after completion of trawling operations.

Day Grab Sampling

Day Grab sampling for the MPA project will be undertaken along with the TV survey through the night to collect sediment for particle size analysis (PSA) and for benthic infaunal analysis. All PSA samples will be frozen onboard and benthic infaunal samples will be preserved in 4% buffered formalin.

Normal contacts will be maintained with MSS.
Chief scientistCraig G Davis (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectRV1113 (10765)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1511S cruise programme 1511s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1511S cruise track — 1511strk.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
48  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11596032011-11-20 06:15 59° 13' 34" N  4° 13' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159603
11596152011-11-20 09:26 59° 29' 53" N  4° 0' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159615
11596272011-11-20 14:06 59° 51' 47" N  4° 40' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159627
11596392011-11-20 17:07 59° 31' 13" N  4° 27' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159639
11596402011-11-21 06:57 59° 20' 23" N  5° 23' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159640
11596522011-11-21 10:54 59° 36' 24" N  5° 2' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159652
11596642011-11-21 13:45 59° 39' 30" N  5° 15' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159664
11596762011-11-21 17:08 59° 42' 35" N  6° 2' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159676
11596882011-11-21 19:19 59° 35' 52" N  6° 17' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159688
11597072011-11-22 06:59 59° 12' 46" N  6° 3' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159707
11597192011-11-22 10:39 59° 9' 37" N  6° 26' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159719
11597202011-11-22 13:48 59° 56' 25" N  6° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159720
11597322011-11-23 17:46 58° 34' 40" N  8° 10' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159732
11597442011-11-24 06:57 58° 25' 32" N  5° 20' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159744
11597562011-11-24 12:05 58° 7' 48" N  5° 33' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159756
11597682011-11-25 13:06 57° 6' 8" N  6° 59' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159768
11597812011-11-25 23:20 56° 35' 44" N  7° 8' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159781
11597932011-11-26 17:10 55° 37' 27" N  4° 53' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159793
11598002011-11-26 19:38 55° 27' 0" N  4° 50' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159800
11598122011-11-26 22:44 55° 13' 50" N  5° 11' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159812
11598242011-11-27 07:06 55° 44' 24" N  5° 50' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159824
11598362011-11-27 15:27 55° 23' 21" N  6° 28' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159836
11598482011-11-27 20:27 55° 45' 16" N  6° 59' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159848
11598612011-11-28 07:07 55° 48' 54" N  7° 12' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159861
11598732011-11-28 11:24 55° 50' 57" N  7° 44' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159873
11598852011-11-28 15:15 55° 31' 49" N  7° 38' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159885
11598972011-11-28 17:29 55° 31' 38" N  7° 51' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159897
11599042011-11-29 05:59 55° 25' 12" N  8° 22' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159904
11599162011-11-29 11:12 55° 3' 34" N  8° 47' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159916
11599282011-12-01 14:42 54° 46' 54" N  9° 37' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159928
11599412011-12-02 13:32 55° 46' 45" N  8° 41' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159941
11599532011-12-02 16:17 56° 0' 34" N  8° 50' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159953
11599652011-12-02 18:22 56° 8' 37" N  8° 39' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159965
11599772011-12-02 20:51 56° 19' 32" N  8° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159977
11599892011-12-03 14:08 56° 44' 18" N  6° 56' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159989
11599902011-12-04 08:42 56° 20' 31" N  8° 43' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1159990
11600022011-12-04 13:19 56° 49' 18" N  8° 19' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160002
11600142011-12-04 15:40 56° 56' 55" N  8° 18' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160014
11600262011-12-04 20:20 57° 3' 10" N  9° 8' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160026
11600382011-12-05 05:57 57° 6' 45" N  9° 14' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160038
11600512011-12-05 11:41 57° 32' 5" N  9° 23' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160051
11600632011-12-05 15:31 57° 55' 3" N  9° 23' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160063
11600752011-12-05 18:13 58° 4' 6" N  9° 0' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160075
11600872011-12-06 06:00 57° 39' 18" N  8° 49' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160087
11600992011-12-06 09:22 57° 36' 12" N  8° 30' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160099
11601062011-12-06 13:55 57° 58' 26" N  7° 37' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160106
11601182011-12-07 06:00 58° 45' 54" N  6° 8' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160118
11601312011-12-07 13:27 59° 0' 1" N  4° 47' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160131