FRV Alba Na Mara 0715A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0715A
Cruise period2015-05-08 — 2015-05-15
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To estimate horizontal drag forces (hydrodynamic and geotechnical drag) for ground gear shaped objects towed on the sea bed, with different vertical loads.
2. To measure the quantity of sediment remobilised by ground gear shaped objects.
3. To obtain water samples from the sediment plume to examine the relationship between suspended sediment load and nutrient concentration.


Alba na Mara will leave Fraserburgh on 8 May and steam towards the work site ENE of Tarbat Ness. Fifteen sediment samples will be taken with the day grab at the work site. The rest of the survey will be dedicated to sledge sampling experiments. Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh on the 14 May and the scientific personnel and equipment will be unloaded on the 15 May.
Chief scientistKeith Summerbell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0715A cruise programme 0715a.pdf  (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificDornoch Firth
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 0715A cruise track — 0715atrk.pdf (0.17 MB)