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FRV Scotia 0316S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0316S
Cruise period2016-02-16 — 2016-03-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west of Scotland in ICES Subarea VIa.
2. Obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station.
3. Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF).

Procedure

Loading of the trawl gear and scientific equipment will take place on 12 February with rigging and testing being completed on the same day. Further loading may be undertaken on 15 February. Scotia will sail on the morning of 16 February and after vessel drills, a trial haul will be undertaken during the passage north to ensure all fishing gear/sensors are working effectively. Scotia will then commence fishing operations the following morning on predefined stations off the north Scottish coast and west of 4W, with weather conditions thereafter determining the route taken on the survey.

This is a random-stratified survey design with trawl stations being distributed within ten predefined strata covering the sampling area. 64 primary and 45 secondary stations have been generated. The intention is for 64 trawls to be undertaken on suitable ground as near to the specified primary sampling positions as is practicable, and where possible within a radius of five nautical miles of the sampling position. In the event that trawling is not possible within five nm of any primary station then the nearest appropriate secondary station will be used. Hauls will be of 30 minutes duration and in the main, fishing operations will be restricted to daylight hours between 0700 hours and 1800 hours, though exact start and finish times will vary slightly according to geographical location. The Scanmar system will be used to monitor the headline height, wing spread and door spread for each haul. Bottom contact data from each trawl will also be collected using the NOAA bottom contact sensor which will be mounted on a bar in the centre of the ground-gear. In addition to the routine sampling, biological data will be collected for target species in line with the EU data regulation. All fish will be processed in accordance with standing instructions.

A CTD cast will be taken at each trawl station; in addition the thermosalinograph will run continuously to obtain sea surface temperature and salinity data throughout the survey area.
Chief scientistJames Drewery (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 0316S cruise programme 0316s.pdf  (0.45 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth and west of Scotland (ICES subarea Via)
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
63  CTD/STD cast
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
19077862016-02-19 10:59 59° 19' 5" N  6° 28' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907786
19078542016-02-21 06:56 56° 52' 38" N  7° 15' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907854
19079102016-02-22 11:29 58° 49' 49" N  7° 11' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907910
19080462016-02-25 13:45 57° 17' 15" N  8° 42' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908046
19078782016-02-21 13:21 57° 16' 53" N  6° 43' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907878
19078912016-02-21 16:59 57° 35' 29" N  6° 43' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907891
19079222016-02-22 14:08 58° 36' 31" N  7° 9' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907922
19080952016-02-26 12:55 56° 31' 28" N  8° 24' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908095
19077622016-02-18 16:31 58° 58' 59" N  5° 54' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907762
19078422016-02-20 17:27 57° 35' 3" N  6° 1' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907842
19079092016-02-22 07:40 58° 53' 7" N  7° 32' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907909
19083112016-03-03 18:32 54° 49' 41" N  9° 56' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908311
19079462016-02-23 07:02 58° 29' 52" N  7° 40' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907946
19079582016-02-23 11:13 58° 40' 9" N  7° 53' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907958
19081512016-02-27 13:20 55° 36' 26" N  9° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908151
19081872016-02-28 09:56 55° 23' 16" N  4° 57' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908187
19077502016-02-18 14:00 59° 14' 5" N  6° 3' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907750
19077742016-02-19 06:59 59° 27' 10" N  6° 11' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907774
19078302016-02-20 13:47 58° 3' 42" N  6° 2' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907830
19082312016-03-01 15:34 55° 19' 21" N  8° 8' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908231
19079342016-02-22 17:14 58° 19' 39" N  7° 6' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907934
19079832016-02-24 06:58 58° 8' 51" N  8° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907983
19080092016-02-24 14:40 57° 51' 19" N  8° 53' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908009
19080102016-02-24 17:42 58° 6' 58" N  9° 10' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908010
19082922016-03-03 13:26 54° 32' 16" N  9° 22' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908292
19083472016-03-04 14:45 55° 33' 29" N  8° 14' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908347
19077982016-02-19 14:27 59° 7' 41" N  6° 41' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907798
19080342016-02-25 11:40 57° 18' 17" N  9° 4' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908034
19082552016-03-02 07:03 56° 50' 49" N  6° 24' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908255
19082792016-03-03 06:57 54° 51' 40" N  8° 58' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908279
19082802016-03-03 11:01 54° 37' 45" N  8° 57' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908280
19083232016-03-04 06:55 55° 18' 7" N  9° 24' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908323
19080712016-02-26 07:01 56° 49' 9" N  8° 2' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908071
19081632016-02-27 16:04 55° 32' 17" N  8° 47' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908163
19081752016-02-28 06:57 55° 16' 25" N  5° 24' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908175
19082182016-03-01 11:31 55° 27' 55" N  7° 24' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908218
19082672016-03-02 11:21 56° 39' 48" N  7° 7' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908267
19083722016-03-05 09:17 56° 15' 40" N  7° 32' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908372
19077012016-02-17 11:09 59° 44' 2" N  4° 25' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907701
19077492016-02-18 11:10 59° 18' 43" N  5° 31' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907749
19078172016-02-20 06:57 58° 33' 52" N  5° 56' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907817
19079952016-02-24 10:52 58° 0' 8" N  8° 36' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907995
19081142016-02-26 18:10 56° 5' 24" N  8° 14' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908114
19081262016-02-27 06:57 55° 59' 26" N  8° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908126
19083352016-03-04 09:58 55° 21' 1" N  9° 3' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908335
19083602016-03-05 06:27 56° 17' 16" N  7° 5' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908360
19076942016-02-17 06:58 59° 35' 14" N  4° 36' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907694
19077132016-02-17 14:32 59° 57' 18" N  4° 55' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907713
19078052016-02-19 17:32 58° 51' 55" N  6° 44' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907805
19078292016-02-20 11:24 58° 14' 8" N  5° 57' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907829
19078662016-02-21 10:58 57° 5' 52" N  7° 2' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907866
19079712016-02-23 13:58 58° 26' 39" N  8° 19' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907971
19080832016-02-26 10:46 56° 41' 34" N  8° 26' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908083
19081382016-02-27 10:21 55° 45' 24" N  8° 44' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908138
19080222016-02-25 06:58 57° 44' 40" N  9° 20' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908022
19077252016-02-17 17:31 60° 6' 40" N  4° 34' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907725
19077372016-02-18 06:59 59° 16' 13" N  4° 51' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907737
19081992016-02-28 12:25 55° 34' 41" N  4° 59' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908199
19082062016-03-01 06:59 55° 21' 46" N  6° 43' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908206
19080582016-02-25 15:56 57° 13' 33" N  8° 16' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908058
19081022016-02-26 15:17 56° 23' 39" N  8° 0' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908102
19082432016-03-01 17:58 55° 28' 46" N  7° 59' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908243
19083592016-03-04 17:54 55° 41' 22" N  7° 52' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1908359