Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0212S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0212S
Cruise period2012-01-25 — 2012-02-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To participate in the coordinated International Bottom Trawl Survey in the North Sea.
2. To collect data on the distribution and abundance of seabirds and cetaceans using ESAS line transect techniques.
3. Collection of Hake DNA samples for Ardtoe Marine Laboratory.
4. To obtain temperature and salinity data at each trawling station.
5. To collect additional biological data in accordance with EU Data Directive 1639/2001 and 1581/2004.
6. To collect representative samples of shells (dead and or alive) for the McKay collection. A nationally important reference collection.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1100hrs on 25 January and after onboard safety drills and familiarisation protocols, commenced trawling on the station east of Aberdeen with the GOV trawl fitted with Groundgear "B". The medium term forecast suggested that we were to encounter favourable conditions for the week ahead. As such, Scotia worked east and then north covering the offshore stations which required both ground-gear "A" and "B" to be deployed. MIK sampling was undertaken at a rate of two tows per statistical rectangle where trawling events took place. This pattern of operation continued up until 4 February when Scotia docked in Aberdeen for her scheduled half landing. Scotia departed from Aberdeen again on the morning of 5 February and resumed the survey in the Moray Firth. Scotia continued to benefit from exceptionally good weather for the time of year and as such progressed very well working up the west side of Orkney, through Fair Isle waters and up the west side of the Shetland Isles. The survey continued across the North coast of Shetland and then in a southerly direction down the east side, seeing us conclude the designated survey stations to the east side of Orkney on Monday 13 February. Scotia was able to undertake two extra stations and complete fishing operations on the morning of Tuesday 14 February. Scotia made passage for Aberdeen, docking alongside at 1900hrs.
Chief scientistCraig G Davis (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectInternational Bottom Trawling Survey
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 0212S cruise programme 0212s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0212S cruise report 0212s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0212S cruise track — 0212strk.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
56  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in 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
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11860352012-01-26 07:06 57° 4' 40" N  1° 51' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1186035
11787292012-01-26 11:46 56° 37' 20" N  1° 36' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178729
11787422012-01-27 07:17 56° 18' 57" N  2° 7' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178742
11787542012-01-27 11:41 56° 12' 57" N  1° 24' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178754
11787662012-01-27 14:18 56° 17' 16" N  0° 54' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178766
11787912012-01-28 11:11 56° 47' 22" N  0° 26' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178791
11788092012-01-28 15:21 56° 30' 56" N  1° 9' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178809
11788102012-01-29 07:18 56° 43' 7" N  3° 42' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178810
11788342012-01-29 16:48 57° 20' 14" N  2° 37' 30" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178834
11788462012-01-30 07:19 57° 41' 16" N  2° 5' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178846
11788712012-01-30 15:56 57° 40' 25" N  1° 15' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178871
11788832012-01-31 07:47 57° 34' 28" N  0° 48' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178883
11788952012-01-31 13:38 58° 22' 2" N  0° 26' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178895
11789142012-02-01 11:02 58° 41' 38" N  1° 9' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178914
11789262012-02-01 13:25 58° 50' 20" N  0° 51' 27" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178926
11789512012-02-02 07:20 58° 26' 37" N  0° 46' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178951
11789632012-02-02 11:26 58° 3' 49" N  1° 7' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178963
11789752012-02-02 14:12 57° 46' 35" N  0° 53' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178975
11789872012-02-03 07:19 57° 10' 1" N  1° 12' 17" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178987
11789992012-02-03 12:16 57° 14' 42" N  0° 49' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178999
11790022012-02-03 15:37 57° 30' 35" N  1° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179002
11790142012-02-06 07:18 57° 50' 58" N  2° 55' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179014
11790262012-02-06 11:30 57° 55' 0" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179026
11790382012-02-06 13:57 58° 10' 29" N  3° 4' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179038
11790512012-02-06 16:29 58° 12' 47" N  2° 28' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179051
11790632012-02-07 07:19 58° 36' 24" N  3° 54' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179063
11790752012-02-07 10:32 58° 52' 52" N  3° 48' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179075
11790872012-02-07 13:39 59° 17' 8" N  3° 27' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179087
11790992012-02-07 16:29 59° 26' 9" N  3° 54' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179099
11791062012-02-08 07:18 59° 51' 9" N  2° 31' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179106
11791182012-02-08 10:54 59° 48' 41" N  2° 4' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179118
11791312012-02-08 13:50 59° 58' 50" N  1° 30' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179131
11791432012-02-08 15:22 60° 1' 37" N  1° 33' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179143
11791552012-02-08 17:15 60° 10' 31" N  1° 44' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179155
11791672012-02-09 07:25 60° 16' 53" N  2° 45' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179167
11791792012-02-09 11:51 60° 36' 16" N  2° 14' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179179
11791802012-02-10 07:20 60° 54' 4" N  1° 52' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179180
11791922012-02-10 11:21 60° 57' 45" N  1° 10' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179192
11792112012-02-10 12:51 61° 3' 40" N  1° 10' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179211
11792232012-02-10 16:54 61° 14' 25" N  0° 10' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179223
11792472012-02-11 12:49 60° 5' 25" N  0° 21' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179247
11792592012-02-11 15:57 59° 43' 57" N  0° 24' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179259
11792602012-02-12 07:03 59° 2' 4" N  0° 48' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179260
11792722012-02-12 11:15 59° 16' 23" N  1° 29' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179272
11792842012-02-12 14:53 59° 10' 16" N  2° 16' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179284
11792962012-02-13 07:04 58° 50' 44" N  2° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179296
11793032012-02-13 11:24 58° 44' 45" N  1° 35' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179303
11793152012-02-13 15:33 58° 14' 26" N  1° 45' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179315
11793272012-02-14 07:03 58° 5' 50" N  0° 1' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179327
11787302012-01-26 14:55 56° 39' 52" N  2° 17' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178730
11787782012-01-28 07:15 56° 46' 0" N  0° 18' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178778
11788222012-01-29 12:27 56° 45' 56" N  2° 30' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178822
11788582012-01-30 11:57 57° 20' 5" N  1° 34' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178858
11789022012-02-01 07:20 58° 23' 26" N  1° 5' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178902
11789382012-02-01 17:06 58° 50' 6" N  0° 6' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1178938
11792352012-02-11 07:03 60° 49' 17" N  0° 37' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1179235