FRV Scotia 0513S
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||2013-05-10 — 2013-05-24|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
1. Perform hydrographic surveys along the JONSIS long term monitoring section in the northern North Sea.
2. Perform hydrographic surveys along the long term monitoring Faroe-Shetland Channel sections.
3. Take samples for long term storage at Fair Isle - Munken stations FIM-01 and FIM-06.
4. Recover, download and refurbish three ADCP moorings in the Faroe-Shetland Channel.
5. Redeploy one ADCP mooring outside the eastern edge of the Foinaven development area.
6. Deploy four ADCP moorings at new locations in the Faroe-Shetland Channel.
7. Deploy two ADCP moorings and one AWAC mooring at the entrances of Loch Seaforth, East Loch Tarbert and offshore of these lochs for 24 hour deployment periods.
8. Carry out vessel mount ADCP and CTD surveys in the Loch Seaforth, East Loch Tarbert and offshore areas.
9. Deploy the AWAC mooring and three current meter moorings in the Fair Isle Channel.
On sailing from Aberdeen Scotia will make passage to the start of the JONSIS long term monitoring (LTM) section to commence sampling with the CTD and carousel water sampler. On route, test deployments of the CTD and carousel will take place. Following completion of the JONSIS section Scotia will proceed to the Faroe-Shetland Channel to commence sampling the Nolso - Flugga LTM section followed by sampling the Fair Isle - Munken LTM section using the CTD and carousel water sampler. On completion of the Fair Isle - Munken section the ADCP moorings NWSD, NWSE and NWSG will be recovered, data downloaded and refurbished. One of the ADCP moorings will then be redeployed outside of the eastern edge of the Foinaven Development Area. After deployment of this mooring Scotia will proceed to new ADCP mooring positions on the Cape Wrath - Faroe section where three of four ADCP moorings will be deployed. On completion passage will be made to the northern end of the Cape Wrath - Faroe section to commence carrying out a CTD survey. When this survey has been completed Scotia will make passage to the Minch where ADCP and AWAC mooring deployments will be made at the entrance to Loch Seaforth, East Loch Tarbert and at an offshore site off these lochs for a twenty-four period. During these deployments vessel mount ADCP and CTD surveys will take place. On completion of these surveys and recovery of the moorings, the trawl resistant ADCP mooring will be deployed on the remaining position on the Cape Wrath - Faroe section in the Faroe-Shetland Channel. Passage will then made to the Fair Isle Channel where three single current meter moorings and the AWAC mooring will be deployed for high frequency radar surface current measurement trials.
|Chief scientist||George Slesser (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.34 MB)|
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||Northern North Sea. Faroe-Shetland Channel. Fair Isle Channel. Foinaven development area. Faroe-Shetland Channel. Loch Seaforth. East Loch Tarbert.|
|Track charts||(0.14 MB)|