FRV Alba Na Mara 1214A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1214A
Cruise period2014-07-07 — 2014-07-22
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnUllapool, United Kingdom

1. To undertake groundtruthing survey work in connection with potential floating offshore wind and wave renewable energy developments located on the east and north coast of Scotland.


MRV Alba na Mara will depart from Fraserburgh harbor am on 7 July. The nature of the work will be heavily dependant on the prevailing weather conditions encountered. The proposed survey work for the north and east coast of Scotland (Figure 1) is very similar to the work undertaken during previous surveys. The survey work will involve the deployment of the TV drop frame and, where practical, the deployment of a day grab. Some additional bathymetric survey work and aggassiz trawling may also be undertaken.

MRV Alba na Mara will complete a half landing at Fraserburgh/Scrabster on 14 May to exchange scientific staff. On completion of the survey work the vessel will unload at Ullapool harbour on 22 July. Normal contacts will be maintained with the laboratory.
Chief scientistMichael R Robertson (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Robert Watret (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 1214A cruise programme 1214a.pdf  (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificEast and north coast of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 1214A cruise track — 1214atrk.pdf (0.23 MB)