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FRV Scotia 0515S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0515S
Cruise period2015-04-25 — 2015-05-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Test the CTD in the Buchan Deep off Peterhead.
2. Perform hydrographic sampling along the JONSIS long term monitoring section in the northern North Sea.
3. Perform CTD stations at the ADCP moorings on the cross shelf line adjacent to the Fair Isle - Munken section.
4. Recover and download the data recovered from the four ADCP moorings deployed on the cross shelf section, adjacent to the Fair Isle - Munken section, during 2014.
5. Deploy three ADCP moorings at positions on Fair Isle - Munken section.
6. Deploy and recover the dialysis (DNA) mooring for Heriot-Watt University twice during the cruise at FIM 6a location. Ideally two x three-day deployments. Take water samples at this location.
7. Perform hydrographic sampling along the long term monitoring Faroe-Shetland Channel sections, Fair Isle - Munken and Nolso - Flugga.
8. Take water samples for long-term storage at Fair Isle - Munken section stations FIM-01 and FIM-06.
9. Take water samples for bacteria analysis at FIM03, FIM08, NOL07, NOL08 and SEFOS (b/w NOL03 and NOL03a).
10. Take sediment samples at or near a number of the Nolso - Flugga section stations.
11. Take micro plastic water samples at a number of locations.
12. Deploy SAMS glider for the BP oil spill exercise.
13. Deploy drifters for the BP oil spill exercise (TBC).
14. Perform a number of other hydrographic sections if time allows.
15. Perform ship board ADCP survey if time allows

Procedure

On sailing from Aberdeen Scotia will make passage to the start of the JONSIS long term monitoring section to commence sampling with the CTD and carousel water sampler. On route, test deployments of the CTD and carousel will take place, using the newly developed deployment procedures (10 m soak). On completion of the JONSIS section passage will be made to the start of the ADCP line across the shelf edge adjacent to the Fair Isle - Munken (FIM) section and the CTD will be deployed at each location. After the completion of all the CTD profiles, the ADCP moorings will be recovered. The ADCP instrumentation data will be downloaded and instruments and moorings refurbished on route to new deployment positions on the FIM section. A CTD dip will be performed at the FIM 6a station in order to gain water samples for the DNA mooring. On completion, Scotia will make her way to the westernmost ADCP deployment location. Three ADCPs will be deployed at the new deep mooring locations, and a CTD profile will be carried out at each mooring position once the mooring has been deployed. On completion of the ADCP moorings, the DNA mooring will be deployed at the FIM 6a station. Scotia will then make her way to the start of the FIM section for the long term monitoring samples and CTD profiles to be taken. After the FIM section, Scotia will return to station FIM 6a for the turnaround of the DNA mooring, involving recovering the mooring, performing a CTD dip and re-deploying the mooring. Thereafter, Scotia will make way to the area on the Faroe-Cape Wrath section. During CTD and water sampling of the Nolso-Flugga long term monitoring section, grab samples and water samples will be taken for University of Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt University visiting scientists. Micro plastic samples will be taken opportunistically through the survey. Upon completion of the Nolso-Flugga long term monitoring section the Glider will be deployed at a location within Scottish waters (Faroe Shetland Channel). Scotia will then proceed to the FIM6a station to recover the DNA mooring. Any remaining time will be spent carrying out CTD sampling the Cape Wrath - Faroe section, repeating the Fair Isle - Munken section, and performing ADCP surveys. It is intended to leave the glider deployed.
Chief scientistRory O'Hara Murray (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 0515S cruise programme 0515s.pdf  (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe-Shetland Channel
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0515S cruise track — 0515strk.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
57  CTD/STD cast
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Concentration of organic matter in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Concentration of organic matter in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
18842702015-04-27 08:03 59° 17' 1" N  0° 19' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884270
18843012015-04-27 12:16 59° 17' 2" N  1° 9' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884301
18843132015-04-27 13:21 59° 17' 4" N  1° 19' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884313
18843742015-04-27 18:59 59° 16' 45" N  2° 13' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884374
18844782015-04-30 22:07 61° 2' 10" N  5° 56' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884478
18845952015-05-01 14:10 60° 15' 58" N  3° 58' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884595
18846142015-05-01 16:06 60° 9' 59" N  3° 43' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884614
18847802015-05-04 19:47 61° 6' 4" N  2° 1' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884780
18844542015-04-28 22:39 60° 7' 47" N  4° 8' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884454
18844912015-05-01 00:17 60° 50' 54" N  5° 29' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884491
18845342015-05-01 06:57 60° 34' 56" N  4° 44' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884534
18846632015-05-03 07:12 62° 0' 10" N  6° 11' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884663
18846872015-05-03 11:10 61° 49' 4" N  5° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884687
18847552015-05-04 15:25 61° 11' 6" N  2° 24' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884755
18847792015-05-04 18:12 61° 7' 56" N  2° 9' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884779
18842692015-04-27 06:43 59° 16' 49" N  0° 0' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884269
18843502015-04-27 17:13 59° 16' 53" N  1° 55' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884350
18843862015-04-28 06:09 60° 37' 59" N  4° 54' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884386
18845102015-05-01 03:12 60° 42' 58" N  5° 5' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884510
18845582015-05-01 11:06 60° 25' 5" N  4° 18' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884558
18845712015-05-01 12:33 60° 19' 59" N  4° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884571
18847182015-05-04 01:53 61° 27' 56" N  3° 42' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884718
18847312015-05-04 09:22 61° 20' 56" N  3° 9' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884731
18848592015-05-05 14:46 60° 41' 26" N  5° 4' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884859
18848602015-05-05 17:16 60° 45' 19" N  5° 14' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884860
18842822015-04-27 09:30 59° 17' 2" N  0° 39' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884282
18844052015-04-28 08:21 60° 37' 59" N  4° 54' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884405
18846022015-05-01 15:09 60° 12' 59" N  3° 51' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884602
18846262015-05-02 08:47 60° 37' 48" N  4° 54' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884626
18846752015-05-03 09:08 61° 54' 4" N  5° 44' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884675
18847672015-05-04 16:59 61° 9' 22" N  2° 17' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884767
18848352015-05-05 00:31 60° 59' 55" N  1° 0' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884835
18848472015-05-05 12:40 60° 37' 50" N  4° 54' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884847
18874392015-04-26 20:03 57° 28' 45" N  1° 22' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1887439
18842942015-04-27 11:13 59° 17' 2" N  0° 59' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884294
18843252015-04-27 14:16 59° 17' 4" N  1° 29' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884325
18843492015-04-27 16:04 59° 16' 40" N  1° 47' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884349
18844302015-04-28 19:21 60° 21' 14" N  4° 28' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884430
18844422015-04-28 20:43 60° 18' 2" N  4° 23' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884442
18848112015-05-04 22:06 61° 1' 31" N  1° 35' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884811
18848232015-05-04 23:18 60° 58' 40" N  1° 17' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884823
18843372015-04-27 15:09 59° 16' 59" N  1° 39' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884337
18843982015-04-28 08:02 60° 37' 59" N  4° 54' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884398
18844662015-04-30 20:14 61° 12' 1" N  6° 21' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884466
18845222015-05-01 04:54 60° 37' 57" N  4° 54' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884522
18845462015-05-01 09:29 60° 29' 2" N  4° 26' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884546
18846382015-05-02 21:37 61° 35' 1" N  4° 14' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884638
18846992015-05-03 14:40 61° 41' 57" N  4° 51' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884699
18847062015-05-03 19:50 61° 35' 3" N  4° 15' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884706
18844172015-04-28 15:15 60° 34' 57" N  4° 44' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884417
18845092015-05-01 01:45 60° 46' 56" N  5° 16' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884509
18845832015-05-01 13:20 60° 17' 59" N  4° 4' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884583
18846512015-05-02 23:20 61° 35' 1" N  4° 14' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884651
18847432015-05-04 13:24 61° 14' 12" N  2° 40' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884743
18843622015-04-27 18:06 59° 16' 50" N  2° 5' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884362
18844292015-04-28 17:37 60° 25' 20" N  4° 33' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884429
18847922015-05-04 20:51 61° 4' 0" N  1° 52' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1884792
2  Current meter (unspecified)
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
18796972015-04-30 16:00  — 2016-02-18 13:00 60° 37' 54" N  4° 54' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1879697
18797042015-04-30 15:00  — 2015-09-21 08:00 60° 41' 29" N  5° 4' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1879704
1  Water temperature and/or salinity monitor
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
18796732015-04-28 13:30  — 2015-05-02 08:23 60° 35' 36" N  4° 58' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1879673
Discrete samples 
57  CTD frame plus rosette sampler
3  Instrument mooring