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FRV Scotia 1418S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1418S
Cruise period2018-10-05 — 2018-10-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Perform hydrographic sampling along the ALTERECO monitoring section in the northern North Sea, which will be sampled in all MSS oceanographic surveys in 2018.
2. Perform hydrographic sampling along the JONSIS long term monitoring section in the northern North Sea.
3. Recover, download and re-deploy an ADCP mooring deployed in a trawl-proof frame on the JONSIS section (the AlterEco mooring, AECO).
4. Recover, download and re-deploy one ADCP mooring at a position on Fair Isle - Munken (FIM) section.
5. Perform hydrographic sampling along the long term monitoring Faroe-Shetland Channel Nolso - Flugga (NOL) section.
6. Try to establish communication with previously lost mooring (AL-500) on NOL, and potentially attempt recovery.
7. Perform hydrographic sampling along the long term monitoring Faroe-Shetland Channel Fair Isle - Munken (FIM) section.
8. Take water samples for long term storage on Fair Isle - Munken or Nolso - Flugga section stations.
9. Perform fine scale VMADCP/CTD survey work on the JONSIS line (around 59° 17' N, 001° 15' W).
10. If weather/time permits perform a short term deployment of an ADCP in AL200 frame.
11. If weather/time permits, perform VMADCP/CTD survey work in the Moray Firth and/or Aberdeen Bay.
12. Run the thermosalinograph throughout the survey.
13. Run the VMADCP on all the standard sections.
Chief scientistRory O'Hara Murray (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1418S cruise programme 1418s.pdf  (1.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe-Shetland Channel