FRV Scotia 1220S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1220S
Cruise period2020-08-22 — 2020-09-07
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

At Pobie Bank Reef

1. Acquire full coverage side scan sonar from the prioritised survey boxes (and ~50% multi-beam coverage).
2. Acquire video and still imagery from sampling stations inside the acoustic survey boxes.
3. Acquire video and still imagery from sampling stations outside acoustic survey boxes.
4. Ground truth sites inside area of newly acquired acoustic data using drop camera (time permitting).
5. Acquire full coverage multi-beam from the prioritised survey boxes (time permitting).


6. Acquire grab samples from stations where seabed is deemed suitable.
7. Test Git hub camera system.
8. acquire grab samples from the Unst Basin for PSA and relate this to the Roxann hardness and roughness index.
9. SNH contingency sampling.
Chief scientistDavid A Stirling (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1220S cruise programme 1220s.pdf  (0.34 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificPobie Bank Reef (PBR) Special Area of Conservation (SAC)