FRV Scotia 13/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier13/83
Cruise period1983-12-07 — 1983-12-22
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover three current meter moorings presently deployed on the Wyville-Thomson Ridge and to deploy one mooring in the Faroe Shetland Channel.
2. To work hydrographic stations in the Faroe Shetland Channel and across the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
3. To conduct trials of the remote controlled vehicle (RCV) handling facilities.
4. To make observations of BT 101 trawl using the RCV.
5. To deploy satellite buoys.
Chief scientistJ H Anthony Martin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 13/83 cruise report sc13_83.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWyville Thomson Ridge, Faroe-Shetland Channel, north coast of Scotland, Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 13/83 cruise track — trk2980.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Temperature only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Surface temperature
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: 192 days
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityDescription: Water samples taken for radio-caesium analysis.