FRV Alba Na Mara 0716A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0716A
Cruise period2016-04-28 — 2016-05-07
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

To deploy a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (eight surface marked moorings) and acoustic release systems (22 subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme.


Loading of all equipment will be carried out on 25 April, Alba na Mara will sail from Fraserburgh on the morning of 28 April and make for the first mooring position. The ultimate order in which the moorings are deployed will be dictated by the current weather forecast and the likely shelter that can be provided by the east coast. Accurate position records will be kept detailing where the moorings are eventually placed as this may differ from the planned position. If all the moorings have been deployed before the scheduled end of the trip Alba na Mara will head to the Moray Firth to allow scientific staff to test a range of acoustic salmon tags using a small hydrophone system. Normal contacts will be maintained with the Marine Laboratory.
Chief scientistRobert Watret (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0716A cruise programme 0716a.pdf  (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificEast coast of Scotland