FRV Scotia 1814S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1814S
Cruise period2014-11-13 — 2014-12-04
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. To participate in the ICES co-ordinated western division demersal trawling survey.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data profiles at each trawling position.
3. To collect additional biological data in connection with the EU data collection framework (DCF)


Loading of trawl gear and scientific equipment will take place on 10 November, with all equipment being set up and tested prior to sailing. MRV Scotia will sail on 13 November and (after all safety drills and shakedown trawl shoot), commence operations the following morning on the stations to the west of the Orkneys. Weather conditions at the time will determine the exact start area. Survey schedule and operations will be decided by SIC after daily consultation with Fishing Master and Captain.

One trawl haul of thirty minutes duration will be made. Final trawl locations will be decided after SIC consultations with Fishing Master and Captain. For each haul, the Scanmar monitoring system and NOAA bottom contact sensor will be used to observe and record the performance and geometry of the trawl and trawl doors.

All fish will be treated according to current standard research vessel procedures and additional biological data will be collected as determined by EU data regulation 1639/2001 and 1581/2004.

CTD casts will be taken at each trawl station. The thermosalinograph will be run continuously to obtain sea surface temperature and salinity throughout the survey area.
Chief scientistRobert J Kynoch (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1814S cruise programme 1814s.pdf  (0.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificUK Continental Shelf
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1814S cruise track — 1814strk.pdf (0.44 MB)