FRV Scotia 1013S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1013S
Cruise period2013-08-23 — 2013-09-06
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesLoading of all sampling gear will take place on 21 August. Scotia will then sail on the morning of 23 August and make passage to a position in the Southern Trench where, once safety drills have been completed, testing and trial deployments of all acoustic and camera gear will be carried out. On completion of this task, Scotia will sail for the areas of interest near Pobie Bank. A daily operational sampling plan will be agreed between the SIC, the Captain and the JNCC Team Leader. On 26 August, Scotia will depart from the survey area and sail for Unst to pick up Neil Collie from Baltasound. The time of departure from the work site and time of collection of Mr Collie from Unst will be decided on the day in liaison with the captain. Scotia will then return to Pobie Bank Reef and continue with the survey. The vessel will depart the survey grounds at a suitable time for unloading in Aberdeen, am on 6 September.
Chief scientistMichael R Robertson (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1013S cruise programme 1013s.pdf  (0.46 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificPobie Bank Reef