FRV Scotia 11/81 PT2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier11/81 PT2
Cruise period1981-11-12 — 1981-11-24
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover the three current meter moorings presently deployed in the Moray Firth.
2. To conduct a hydro-chemical survey in the Moray Firth and east of Orkney.
3. To conduct a hydro-chemical and plankton survey of the Faroe-Shetland Channel, Wyville-Thomson Ridge and North Rockall Trough.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 11/81 PT2 cruise report sc11_81part2.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificMoray Firth, east of Orkney, Faroe-Shetland Channel, Wyville Thomson Ridge, northern Rockall Trough
Track chartsFRV Scotia 11/81 PT2 cruise track — trk2705.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 11
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 63
CTD stations
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: 2 current meters for 70days;4 current meters for 88days.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 23
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 58
Total - P
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 57
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 6
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 53
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 47
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 23
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 12