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FRV Scotia 1116S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1116S
Cruise period2016-08-05 — 2016-08-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To complete an internationally coordinated demersal trawling survey in the North Sea in ICES area IV.
2. To participate in the IBTSWG tow duration experiment where for every rectangle that is sampled twice, one tow shall be 30 minutes and the secondary tow will be 15 minutes.
3. To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station using a SEABIRD 19+ CTD.
4. To collect additional biological data in connection with the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF).

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 08:00hrs on 5 August in good sea conditions. Pre-sailing, it was agreed at the IBTSWG that Scotland would continue to participate in a tow duration experiment where the secondary country to survey a square would undertake a tow half the length of the standard duration (15 instead of 30 minutes). This affected a number of planned tows. The first haul northeast of Aberdeen in rectangle 44E8 doubled as a familiarisation haul and was completed successfully with the fishing gear and bottom contact sensors performing well. A further 4 stations were successfully completed during daylight including one for the German institute. During day two the stations in the outer Moray Firth were completed with the inner Moray Firth stations being completed on the third day as poor weather was forecast. Six stations were successfully completed despite the weather conditions including one foul haul Southeast of Orkney where the net was damaged. This was successfully repeated and Scotia then proceeded to Southeast Shetland to avoid further poor weather, however, only two stations could be completed before weather curtailed fishing operations. With improved conditions on 9 and 10 August, Scotia completed transects to the East of Shetland before steaming to the North. During the next 3 days Scotia completed all but one of the remaining stations above 57'30 N with the B rig groundgear before switching to the A rig for the remainder of the survey. One additional station was picked up to the West of Orkney. On 14 and 15 of August Scotia completed 9 hauls including the one remaining B rig station (44F2) prior to docking in Aberdeen for the half-landing and staff changeover.

Scotia left harbour at 10:00hrs on 12 August steaming south for the first additional station off Aberdeen. The survey then headed South and East over the next two days successfully completing 10 stations. Scotia then proceeded Northeast to complete the stations in the Norwegian and Danish sectors. No permission was granted for the Danish sector so two stations were dropped (41F4 and 41F5) but successfully completed by the English survey. Over the next three days, 18 stations to the South and West were completed before heading north. On 23 August, Scotia surveyed the statistical rectangles in and around the Firth of Forth before heading North to complete two tows on the final day prior to docking in Aberdeen at 14:00 on 24 August. Due to making good time and fortunate weather during the second half, 12 additional stations were completed including a further one for the German survey. Staff and equipment departed the vessel on the morning of 25 August.
Chief scientistMatt Kinghorn (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Ruadhan Gillespie-Mules (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1116S cruise programme 1116s.pdf  (0.25 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1116S cruise report 1116s.pdf (0.42 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
99  CTD/STD cast
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
19094062016-08-05 19:13 57° 56' 46" N  0° 47' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909406
19095592016-08-08 07:58 59° 43' 14" N  0° 18' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909559
19096032016-08-09 21:25 60° 33' 53" N  2° 0' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909603
19098242016-08-12 19:42 60° 1' 17" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909824
19101432016-08-19 08:28 56° 44' 32" N  3° 39' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910143
19094552016-08-06 13:46 58° 43' 16" N  0° 44' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909455
19094672016-08-06 16:09 58° 36' 27" N  0° 11' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909467
19094792016-08-07 03:15 57° 53' 30" N  2° 34' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909479
19095112016-08-07 15:04 58° 46' 41" N  2° 25' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909511
19096762016-08-11 06:05 59° 41' 17" N  1° 14' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909676
19098612016-08-13 09:19 59° 21' 24" N  3° 42' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909861
19099532016-08-14 18:36 57° 10' 39" N  0° 12' 47" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909953
19099772016-08-15 09:42 56° 44' 24" N  2° 6' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909977
19098852016-08-13 15:32 58° 53' 7" N  3° 48' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909885
19097072016-08-11 10:43 60° 11' 1" N  1° 44' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909707
19097562016-08-12 03:48 61° 10' 31" N  1° 27' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909756
19098732016-08-13 11:37 59° 11' 31" N  3° 29' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909873
19099042016-08-14 06:18 57° 16' 52" N  1° 8' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909904
19099162016-08-14 08:43 57° 18' 28" N  0° 37' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909916
19102962016-08-21 16:02 54° 56' 3" N  0° 50' 39" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910296
19103152016-08-22 04:00 54° 48' 4" N  0° 26' 27" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910315
19103032016-08-21 19:26 55° 14' 49" N  1° 14' 39" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910303
19101182016-08-18 19:56 55° 34' 23" N  1° 12' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910118
19101312016-08-19 04:36 56° 16' 56" N  3° 38' 40" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910131
19104322016-08-24 05:07 56° 55' 2" N  0° 56' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910432
19096152016-08-10 03:16 59° 43' 33" N  3° 10' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909615
19096402016-08-10 17:46 58° 46' 55" N  1° 9' 22" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909640
19096522016-08-10 19:41 58° 48' 15" N  0° 49' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909652
19097682016-08-12 06:57 60° 55' 10" N  1° 35' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909768
19097932016-08-12 10:56 60° 45' 0" N  2° 12' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909793
19099282016-08-14 12:40 56° 47' 20" N  0° 12' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909928
19099892016-08-15 13:07 56° 33' 9" N  1° 14' 23" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909989
19100142016-08-17 11:07 57° 1' 58" N  1° 47' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910014
19100382016-08-17 17:05 56° 37' 1" N  2° 16' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910038
19100632016-08-18 03:45 56° 12' 29" N  1° 29' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910063
19101062016-08-18 17:02 55° 20' 23" N  0° 35' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910106
19102722016-08-21 11:05 54° 23' 13" N  0° 38' 26" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910272
19093872016-08-05 15:31 58° 6' 28" N  1° 8' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909387
19094312016-08-06 08:54 58° 37' 49" N  1° 20' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909431
19095352016-08-07 19:24 59° 13' 34" N  2° 12' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909535
19095602016-08-09 07:18 60° 33' 49" N  0° 35' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909560
19095722016-08-09 10:03 60° 48' 36" N  0° 36' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909572
19095962016-08-09 19:06 60° 35' 53" N  1° 35' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909596
19097812016-08-12 08:41 60° 53' 45" N  1° 53' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909781
19100512016-08-17 20:04 56° 16' 56" N  2° 9' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910051
19100992016-08-18 13:33 55° 44' 25" N  0° 10' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910099
19103882016-08-23 07:54 55° 51' 55" N  1° 35' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910388
19104202016-08-23 17:42 56° 38' 43" N  1° 37' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910420
19104442016-08-24 08:30 57° 16' 42" N  0° 46' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910444
19096392016-08-10 11:44 59° 41' 51" N  1° 24' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909639
19096642016-08-11 03:02 59° 22' 29" N  1° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909664
19097202016-08-11 15:10 60° 12' 46" N  2° 17' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909720
19097322016-08-11 17:49 59° 54' 32" N  2° 24' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909732
19098002016-08-12 12:53 60° 32' 42" N  2° 15' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909800
19099652016-08-15 03:01 57° 39' 10" N  2° 9' 29" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909965
19101792016-08-19 16:59 57° 17' 13" N  5° 9' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910179
19102232016-08-20 15:26 54° 48' 8" N  2° 34' 46" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910223
19102352016-08-20 17:16 54° 45' 52" N  2° 16' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910235
19103402016-08-22 12:19 55° 3' 17" N  0° 10' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910340
19103642016-08-22 17:49 55° 21' 35" N  1° 12' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910364
19093632016-08-05 11:10 57° 32' 32" N  1° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909363
19093752016-08-05 13:00 57° 50' 12" N  1° 9' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909375
19094182016-08-06 03:17 58° 12' 58" N  2° 27' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909418
19094922016-08-07 09:27 58° 10' 16" N  3° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909492
19095472016-08-08 03:17 59° 47' 7" N  0° 25' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909547
19098122016-08-12 17:05 60° 16' 56" N  3° 5' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909812
19099412016-08-14 14:53 56° 38' 27" N  0° 4' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909941
19094432016-08-06 11:08 58° 53' 49" N  1° 18' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909443
19102592016-08-21 04:00 54° 20' 37" N  2° 3' 27" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910259
19103762016-08-23 03:57 55° 27' 37" N  1° 23' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910376
19095842016-08-09 15:22 60° 41' 4" N  0° 47' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909584
19096272016-08-10 07:56 59° 44' 55" N  2° 22' 51" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909627
19097442016-08-11 19:40 59° 47' 28" N  2° 3' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909744
19098362016-08-13 03:01 59° 57' 53" N  3° 55' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909836
19100752016-08-18 08:21 56° 1' 16" N  0° 39' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910075
19101672016-08-19 13:41 57° 8' 40" N  4° 25' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910167
19101802016-08-20 03:59 56° 8' 47" N  2° 18' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910180
19101922016-08-20 08:02 55° 40' 16" N  2° 12' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910192
19102112016-08-20 11:38 55° 11' 22" N  2° 7' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910211
19102602016-08-21 08:40 54° 24' 24" N  1° 9' 36" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910260
19103392016-08-22 10:00 54° 49' 58" N  0° 15' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910339
19104192016-08-23 14:47 56° 45' 5" N  2° 14' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910419
19093992016-08-05 17:24 58° 3' 25" N  0° 59' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909399
19094802016-08-07 06:50 57° 52' 13" N  3° 6' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909480
19095232016-08-07 17:11 58° 57' 56" N  2° 16' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909523
19096882016-08-11 08:57 60° 0' 12" N  1° 37' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909688
19097192016-08-11 13:08 60° 23' 51" N  2° 12' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909719
19098482016-08-13 07:05 59° 32' 10" N  3° 48' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909848
19098972016-08-13 17:59 58° 36' 22" N  3° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909897
19099902016-08-15 15:35 56° 16' 29" N  1° 23' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1909990
19100022016-08-15 18:07 56° 13' 51" N  0° 50' 34" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910002
19102842016-08-21 13:34 54° 38' 13" N  1° 1' 29" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910284
19103272016-08-22 07:36 54° 33' 26" N  0° 8' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910327
19103522016-08-22 14:57 55° 14' 55" N  0° 43' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910352
19104072016-08-23 10:35 56° 5' 46" N  2° 6' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910407
19101552016-08-19 00:10 56° 44' 5" N  4° 9' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910155
19100262016-08-17 13:58 56° 36' 55" N  1° 37' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910026
19102472016-08-20 19:13 54° 42' 57" N  1° 57' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910247
19100872016-08-18 11:18 55° 44' 42" N  0° 11' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1910087