FRV Scotia 0321S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0321S
Cruise period2021-02-16 — 2021-03-11
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.
5. To undertake sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP) within the Clyde region.


Loading of the trawl gear and scientific equipment will take place on 12 February 2021 with rigging and testing being completed on the same day. Scotia will depart on the morning of 16 February 2021 where she will undertake a training haul during the passage north to ensure all fishing gear/sensors are working effectively. From here she will proceed North in order to commence fishing operations the following morning on predefined stations off the north Scottish coast and west of 04W with weather conditions determining the route taken round the survey thereafter.
Chief scientistFinlay Burns (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 0321S cruise programme 0321s.pdf  (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificICES Division VIa