Cruise inventory

FRV Alba Na Mara 0911A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0911A
Cruise period2011-07-15 — 2011-07-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To conduct plankton and hydrographic surveys in Shetland (focusing on SW area at first) to locate any areas where Alexandrium dinoflagellates are present in the plankton.
2. To deploy autosampler mooring in Busta Voe (or other location if Alexandrium are found to be present by initial survey).
3. To deploy and recover multiple (maximum 10) SPATT moorings adjacent to shellfish farms throughout the surveyed area.
4. Conduct repeated plankton and hydrographic sampling in St Magnus Bay and Busta Voe to provide background data for models of harmful algal occurrence in relation to hydrographic conditions.
5. To collect sediment samples for phytoplankton cyst identification from a range (approximately 12) of different voes.
6. To continuously monitor T&S and chlorophyll a in surface waters and surface irradiance during the cruise.

Procedure

Scientific staff will board the vessel on the morning of 15 July in Fraserburgh. Passage will be made to Shetland and Professor R Raine (visitor from NUIG, Ireland) collected from Scalloway on the morning of 16 July. Survey work will then commence in the St Magnus Bay areas with hydro stations being worked in voes by CTD and plankton sampling. Day grab samples will be taken from muddy areas within each voe surveyed to provide a set of samples to compare harmful phytoplankton cyst density in sediments to voe hydrography.

An autosampler mooring will be deployed in Busta Voe at the first opportunity and recovered at the end of the cruise. SPATT bags (passive samplers) will be deployed on small moorings adjacent to shellfish farms throughout the survey area and either recovered at the end of the cruise or left for shellfish farmers to collect after two weeks deployment.

On 19 July scientist D Lichtman will disembark at Scalloway and on the morning of 21 July visitor R Raine will disembark at Scalloway. During this period, it is anticipated that voes in the Scalloway area will be surveyed by CTD/plankton sampling to facilitate staff transfers.

If plankton samples do not reveal the presence of Alexandrium in SW Shetland survey work may be moved north or east to voes on the East coast mainland and Yell/Unst.

For stations in voes that Alba na Mara cannot access, such as Browland Voe at the North end of Gruting Voe, the workboat Proteus will be launched to undertake the required survey work. Proteus may also be used for staff/visitor transfer and for small mooring deployments.

Following the completion of survey work in Shetland, the Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh for unloading on the 24 July.
Chief scientistMatt Gubbins (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectST004
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0911A cruise programme 0911a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland (St Magnus Bay and Busta Voe)
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
77  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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

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11548192011-07-17 07:47 60° 23' 4" N  1° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1154819
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11549852011-07-17 16:17 60° 19' 9" N  1° 22' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1154985
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11550242011-07-18 07:27 60° 22' 40" N  1° 21' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155024
11550362011-07-18 07:47 60° 22' 25" N  1° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155036
11550482011-07-18 08:05 60° 22' 10" N  1° 22' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155048
11550612011-07-18 11:17 60° 20' 25" N  1° 27' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155061
11550732011-07-18 16:57 60° 37' 34" N  0° 59' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155073
11550852011-07-18 17:16 60° 38' 24" N  1° 1' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155085
11550972011-07-18 17:37 60° 38' 24" N  1° 2' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155097
11551042011-07-18 17:55 60° 38' 57" N  1° 2' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155104
11551162011-07-19 08:26 60° 36' 13" N  1° 3' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155116
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11551532011-07-19 09:27 60° 35' 55" N  1° 1' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155153
11551652011-07-19 12:00 60° 25' 2" N  1° 9' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155165
11551772011-07-19 12:24 60° 25' 22" N  1° 12' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155177
11551892011-07-19 12:46 60° 25' 4" N  1° 12' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155189
11551902011-07-19 13:05 60° 24' 42" N  1° 13' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155190
11552082011-07-19 15:05 60° 23' 0" N  1° 7' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155208
11552212011-07-19 15:24 60° 23' 16" N  1° 7' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155221
11552332011-07-19 15:42 60° 23' 35" N  1° 6' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155233
11552452011-07-19 16:25 60° 23' 58" N  1° 5' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155245
11552572011-07-20 11:14 60° 2' 0" N  1° 22' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155257
11552692011-07-20 11:39 60° 2' 46" N  1° 19' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155269
11552702011-07-20 11:57 60° 3' 23" N  1° 18' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155270
11552822011-07-20 12:19 60° 3' 58" N  1° 18' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155282
11552942011-07-20 12:35 60° 4' 20" N  1° 18' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155294
11553012011-07-20 12:52 60° 4' 47" N  1° 17' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155301
11553132011-07-20 13:09 60° 5' 23" N  1° 17' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155313
11553252011-07-20 13:27 60° 5' 59" N  1° 17' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155325
11553372011-07-20 13:43 60° 6' 34" N  1° 16' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155337
11553492011-07-20 14:00 60° 7' 9" N  1° 16' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155349
11553502011-07-21 08:25 60° 13' 20" N  1° 18' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155350
11553622011-07-21 08:45 60° 12' 49" N  1° 19' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155362
11553742011-07-21 09:08 60° 12' 15" N  1° 20' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155374
11553862011-07-21 09:29 60° 11' 29" N  1° 20' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155386
11553982011-07-21 09:57 60° 12' 52" N  1° 21' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155398
11554052011-07-21 10:17 60° 13' 41" N  1° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155405
11554172011-07-21 10:36 60° 14' 36" N  1° 22' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155417
11554292011-07-21 14:25 60° 11' 27" N  1° 33' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155429
11554302011-07-21 14:47 60° 12' 27" N  1° 34' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155430
11554422011-07-21 15:06 60° 12' 53" N  1° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155442
11554542011-07-21 15:27 60° 13' 3" N  1° 33' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155454
11554662011-07-21 16:26 60° 12' 33" N  1° 32' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155466
11554782011-07-21 17:04 60° 12' 50" N  1° 31' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155478
11554912011-07-21 17:21 60° 13' 27" N  1° 30' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155491
11555092011-07-22 09:53 60° 20' 25" N  1° 27' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155509
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11555222011-07-22 12:13 60° 22' 40" N  1° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155522
11555342011-07-22 12:35 60° 22' 27" N  1° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155534
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