FRV Scotia 1719S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1719S
Cruise period2019-11-04 — 2019-11-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. To participate in the ICES coordinated western division demersal trawling survey.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data profiles at each trawling position.
3. To collect additional biological data in connection with the EU data collection framework (DCF).
4. Retrieval and redeployment of Compass mooring at Stanton Bank deployed during previous survey.


The majority of the fishing gear and scientific equipment for 1719S will be loaded on 1 November. Scotia will sail on 04 November and (after all safety drills & shakedown trawling) commence fishing operations the following morning on stations to the west of the Orkneys. Weather conditions at the time will determine the exact start area. Survey schedule and operations will be decided by SIC after daily consultation with Fishing Master and Captain. A half landing will be made at Greenock or Ullapool around 14 or 15 November to exchange staff, but the date and port are to be confirmed once the vessel has commenced operations. The survey will finish in Aberdeen on 25 November with all staff and equipment/fishing gear not required for 1819S will be returned to the Marine Laboratory.
Chief scientistRobert J Kynoch (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1719S cruise programme 1719s.pdf  (0.47 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland and Ireland