FRV Scotia 1519S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1519S
Cruise period2019-10-14 — 2019-10-24
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. Test the SBE911 and CTD carousel (main CTD crane) and the SBE25 and Aquatracker (using plankton crane) in the Buchan Deep.
2. Perform hydrographic sampling along the JONSIS long term monitoring section in the northern North Sea
3. Deploy two new ADCPs (FIGS and FIGN) in trawl-resistant seabed frames in the Fair Isle Gap
4. Recover, download and re-deploy one ADCP mooring (NWSE) at a position on Fair Isle - Munken (FIM) section
5. Deploy one new ADCP (NWER) on a single string mooring on the NOL section
6. Recover and download two ADCP moorings (NWEX and NWEZ) and redeploy one ADCP (NWEZ) on the NOL section
7. Download data from PIES mooring on NOL section and then recover the instrument
8. Perform hydrographic sampling along the long term monitoring Faroe-Shetland Channel Nolso - Flugga (NOL) section
9. Perform hydrographic sampling along the long term monitoring Faroe-Shetland Channel Fair Isle - Munken (FIM) section
10. Take water samples for long term storage on Fair Isle - Munken or Nolso - Flugga section stations
11. Run the thermosalinograph throughout the survey
12. Run the VMADCP on all the standard sections
13. Opportunistically communicate with lost ADCP mooring on NOL section and potentially recover
14. If weather/time permits repeat the JONSIS line at the end of the survey and extend to 001°30' east (within UK waters)
15. If weather/time permits perform fine scale VMADCP/CTD survey work on the JONSIS line (around 59° 17' N, 001° 15' W)
16. If weather/time permits, perform VMADCP/CTD survey work in the Moray Firth and/or Aberdeen Bay
17. If weather/time permits, perform CTD line along the AlterECO lined
Chief scientistRory O'Hara Murray (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1519S cruise programme 1519s.pdf  (10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern North Sea (Buchan Deep). Fair Isle. Faroe-Shetland Channel.