FRV Alba Na Mara 1917A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2017-11-06 — 2017-11-13|
|Port of departure||Greenock, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
1. To retrieve a previously deployed series of moorings comprising acoustic release systems (eight subsurface acoustic release moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (eight C-POD and three Loggerhead broadband units). Nine moorings were deployed originally; however, one of these (Soay) has already been recovered.
2. To deploy a series of moorings comprising acoustic release systems (six subsurface acoustic release moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them. Each mooring will have a C-POD and a Loggerhead broadband unit attached
This west coast background noise and marine mammal monitoring deployment is part of the COMPASS project.
Loading of all equipment will be carried out on 3 November in Greenock harbour. Scientific crew will make their way to Greenock in pre-arranged transport and meet the vessel on 6 November.
Alba na Mara will sail from Greenock on the morning of 6 November and make for the first mooring position. The ultimate order in which the moorings are deployed will be dictated by the weather forecast and the likely shelter that can be sought along the west coast. Accurate position records will be kept detailing where the moorings are eventually placed as this may differ slightly from the planned position.
Once all the moorings have been retrieved and deployed Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh prior to 13 November to allow the scientific staff to disembark and return to Aberdeen.
|Chief scientist||Robert Watret (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.17 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|