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FRV Scotia 1816S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1816S
Cruise period2016-12-10 — 2016-12-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Test the CTD and sledge/OPC in the Buchan Deep off Peterhead.
2. Perform routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the long term monitoring JONSIS section in the northern North Sea.
3. Perform routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the long term monitoring Faroe-Shetland Channel sections: Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga.
4. Conduct combined plankton/hydrographic observations by deploying the sledge with OPC/CTD at previous Aries stations in the Faroe-Shetland-Channel.
5. Take salinity, nutrient, and oxygen samples along standard lines.
6. Deploy ADCP mooring in Pentland Firth (58° 43.57' N, 003° 14.18' W).
7. Train staff (who haven't been on Scotia before) on oceanographic work.
8. The vessel-mounted ADCP will be run during work on the hydrographic monitoring lines.
9. If sheltering in a suitable location (around Shetland, Orkney, Pentland Firth) due to bad weather conduct VMADP survey.

Procedure

After departing Aberdeen and completing appropriate drills, weather permitting the vessel will proceed to the eastern end of the JONSIS line to commence sampling with the CTD and carousel water sampler. On route test deployments of the CTD, carousel, and sledge/OPC will take place around the Buchan Deep.

After completing the JONSIS line and if the weather allows, the vessel will deploy the mooring in the Pentland Firth at position 58° 43.57' N, 003° 14.18' W, sub surface single string mooring consisting of an anchor, chain, acoustic release and streamlined sub surface buoy containing the ADCP; the total length of the mooring will not exceed 8 m above the seabed.

The vessel will then proceed to the Faroe-Shetland Channel. Depending on weather conditions the vessel will commence hydrographic sampling and OPC measurements along the Fair Isle-Munken survey line. On completion of the Fair Isle-Munken line the vessel will proceed to conduct hydrographic sampling and OPC measurements on the Nolso Flugga survey line. Towed deployments of the OPC sampler will be carried out only at selected stations along the two lines in the Faroe-Shetland-Channel.

VMADCP surveys will be conducted if the vessel is sheltering from poor weather in suitable locations around Shetland, Orkney or the Pentland Firth.
Chief scientistBerit Rabe (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1816S cruise programme 1816s.pdf  (0.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern North Sea. Faroe-Shetland Channel.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
55  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Light absorption in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Light absorption in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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19068992016-12-11 15:48 59° 25' 47" N  0° 34' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906899
19069062016-12-12 03:11 60° 9' 59" N  3° 43' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906906
19069182016-12-12 04:09 60° 12' 59" N  3° 51' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906918
19069312016-12-12 05:09 60° 15' 58" N  3° 58' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906931
19069432016-12-12 05:44 60° 15' 58" N  3° 58' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906943
19069552016-12-12 06:45 60° 18' 2" N  4° 3' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906955
19069672016-12-12 08:50 60° 20' 4" N  4° 9' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906967
19069792016-12-12 10:23 60° 25' 11" N  4° 18' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906979
19069802016-12-12 12:21 60° 29' 4" N  4° 25' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906980
19069922016-12-12 17:06 60° 35' 1" N  4° 44' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1906992
19070062016-12-12 21:50 60° 38' 6" N  4° 53' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907006
19070182016-12-13 00:17 60° 42' 55" N  5° 5' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907018
19070312016-12-13 11:07 60° 51' 2" N  5° 28' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907031
19070432016-12-13 14:37 61° 2' 12" N  5° 57' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907043
19070552016-12-13 16:38 61° 7' 22" N  6° 9' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907055
19070672016-12-13 18:05 61° 12' 11" N  6° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907067
19070792016-12-13 19:36 61° 16' 25" N  6° 37' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907079
19070802016-12-14 00:23 62° 0' 1" N  6° 12' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907080
19070922016-12-14 02:49 61° 54' 6" N  5° 45' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907092
19071112016-12-14 05:04 61° 49' 6" N  5° 21' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907111
19071232016-12-14 07:50 61° 42' 6" N  4° 50' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907123
19071352016-12-14 15:11 61° 37' 43" N  4° 33' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907135
19071472016-12-14 16:54 61° 34' 55" N  4° 15' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907147
19071592016-12-14 21:20 61° 31' 57" N  3° 56' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907159
19071602016-12-15 00:09 61° 27' 58" N  3° 41' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907160
19071722016-12-15 05:22 61° 21' 0" N  3° 9' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907172
19071842016-12-15 16:10 61° 14' 0" N  2° 40' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907184
19071962016-12-15 20:47 61° 11' 2" N  2° 24' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907196
19072032016-12-15 22:25 61° 9' 37" N  2° 17' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907203
19072152016-12-16 00:00 61° 8' 7" N  2° 9' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907215
19072272016-12-16 01:19 61° 6' 54" N  2° 1' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907227
19072392016-12-16 04:29 61° 4' 7" N  1° 52' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907239
19072402016-12-16 05:57 61° 1' 31" N  1° 35' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907240
19072522016-12-16 07:13 60° 58' 41" N  1° 17' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907252
19072642016-12-16 08:45 60° 56' 8" N  0° 59' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907264
19072762016-12-10 13:59 57° 49' 21" N  1° 54' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907276
19072882016-12-10 14:34 57° 49' 11" N  1° 53' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907288
19073072016-12-10 15:14 57° 49' 5" N  1° 52' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907307
19073192016-12-10 16:23 57° 49' 26" N  1° 51' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907319
19073202016-12-11 01:24 59° 17' 31" N  2° 14' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907320
19073322016-12-11 02:28 59° 17' 2" N  2° 4' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907332
19073442016-12-11 03:16 59° 17' 3" N  1° 55' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907344
19073562016-12-11 04:10 59° 17' 2" N  1° 47' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907356
19073682016-12-11 05:01 59° 16' 48" N  1° 39' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907368
19073812016-12-11 05:56 59° 16' 48" N  1° 29' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907381
19073932016-12-11 06:48 59° 17' 3" N  1° 20' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907393
19074002016-12-11 08:02 59° 16' 48" N  1° 9' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907400
19074122016-12-11 09:06 59° 17' 1" N  0° 59' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907412
19074242016-12-11 10:40 59° 17' 1" N  0° 39' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907424
19074362016-12-11 12:04 59° 17' 3" N  0° 20' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907436
19074482016-12-11 13:27 59° 17' 4" N  0° 0' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907448
19074612016-12-18 09:37 57° 46' 39" N  2° 5' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907461
19074732016-12-18 10:06 57° 46' 39" N  2° 5' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907473
19074852016-12-18 10:33 57° 46' 39" N  2° 5' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907485
19074972016-12-18 11:03 57° 46' 39" N  2° 5' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1907497