FRV Scotia 1713S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1713S
Cruise period2013-12-08 — 2013-12-22
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. To conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the standard JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines.
2. To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faroe Shetland Channel.
3. To recover four sea guard moorings around Shetland.
4. To deploy drifters.


After departing Aberdeen and completing appropriate drills, the vessel will proceed to the eastern end of the JONSIS line and complete both hydrographic stations and ARIES deployments in a westerly direction. Depending on weather conditions, Scotia will attempt to recover four sets of sea guard moorings in the Fair Isle area, and lay drifters along the shelf edge. The vessel will then proceed to the Faroe-Shetland Channel and commence hydrographic and plankton sampling at selected stations along the Fair Isle-Munken survey line. On completion of the Fair Isle-Munken line, the vessel will proceed to conduct hydrographic sampling at selected stations on the Nolso Flugga survey line. Towed deployments of the ARIES sampler will be carried out at selected stations along the line.
Chief scientistJohn Dunn (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1713S cruise programme 1713s.pdf  (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Faroe Shetland Channel.
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1713S cruise track — 1713strk.pdf (0.04 MB)