FRV Scotia 2/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier2/83
Cruise period1983-03-23 — 1983-04-01
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect samples of sediment and fish from selected stations at the Bell Rock and St Abbs Head sewage sludge dumping grounds.
2. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons in the water and sediments along the Forth-Forties line.
3. To collect samples of benthos and sediments on the JONSIS line.
4. To collect samples of benthos and sediments at selected stations in the northern North Sea generally.
5. To test plankton gear instrumentation.
6. To collect surface water samples for radio-caesium monitoring at Aberdeen (57º 10'N 1º 55'W), Arbroath (56º 32'N 2º 20'W) and Fair Isle (59º 30'N 2ºW).
Chief scientistJames A Adams (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 2/83 cruise report sc02_83.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Fair Isle Channel, Shetland, Bell Rock, St Abbs Head, Firth of Forth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 2/83 cruise track — trk2969.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Surface salinity only
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 3
Trace metals
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 28
Description: distribution, monitoring
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: hydrocarbon concentration