FRV Alba Na Mara 0816A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0816A
Cruise period2016-05-10 — 2016-05-17
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To estimate hydrodynamic drag for netting samples towed close on the sea bed.
2. To quantify sediment remobilised by the turbulence from the netting.


Equipment will be loaded onto MRV Alba na Mara at Fraserburgh on 7 May 2016, where the sledge will be connected with the towing bridle to the central warp. Instrumentation will be prepared ready for attachment to the sledge on the sailing day. Alba will leave Fraserburgh on 10 May and steam towards the work sites at the Hollows ground and Dornoch bay. Fifteen sediment samples will be taken with the day grab at each work site. The rest of the survey will be dedicated to sledge sampling experiments. Alba will return to Fraserburgh on 16 May, and the scientific personnel and equipment will be unloaded on the 17 May.
Chief scientistKeith Summerbell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0816A cruise programme 0816a.pdf  (0.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth