FRV Alba Na Mara 1218A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1218A
Cruise period2018-08-13 — 2018-08-22
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To retrieve and deploy a series of acoustic release systems (19 subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (19 C-POD, 6 SM2M and 1 sound recorder) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme and JOMOPANS project.


Loading of all equipment will be carried out on 7 August 2018. Alba na Mara will sail from Fraserburgh on the morning of 13 August and make for the first mooring position. The ultimate order in which the moorings are retrieved and 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 replaced as this may differ from the planned position. If all the moorings have been retrieved and deployed before the scheduled end of the survey, Alba na Mara will head to Aberdeen Bay to allow scientific staff to retrieve moorings with VR2 salmon detectors between Ythan Estuary and Findon Ness.
Chief scientistPaul Stainer (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 1218A cruise programme 1218a.pdf  (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificAberdeen Bay