FRV Scotia 5/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier5/83
Cruise period1983-05-25 — 1983-06-02
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To service current meter moorings presently deployed north-west of Scotland and on the east side of Rockall Bank.
2. To work hydrographic and plankton sections in the oceanic area to the west and north of Scotland.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 5/83 cruise report sc05_83.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWyville Thomson Ridge, Faroe-Shetland Channel, Rockall Bank, northwestern North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 5/83 cruise track — trk2972.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 30
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 10
Description: current meters recovered;2:366 days,1:23;2:187;2:183;3:51days
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 30
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 30
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 30
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 21
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 14