FRV Scotia 0320S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0320S
Cruise period2020-02-16 — 2020-03-09
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. Demersal trawling survey (SCOWCGFS-Q1) of the grounds off the north and west of Scotland in ICES Subarea 6a.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station.
3. Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF).
4. Retrieval and re-deployment of COMPASS moorings located at discrete sites within the survey area.


Loading of the trawl gear and scientific equipment will take place on 13 February with rigging and testing being completed on the same day. Scotia will sail on the morning of 16 February. A training haul will be undertaken during the passage north to ensure all fishing gear/sensors are working effectively. Scotia will then commence fishing operations the next morning on predefined stations off the north Scottish coast and west of 4'W with weather conditions thereafter determining the route taken on the survey.
Chief scientistFinlay Burns (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 0320S cruise programme 0320s.pdf  (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth and west of Scotland (ICES area VIa)