FRV Explorer 1/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier1/84
Cruise period1984-01-09 — 1984-01-27
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an echo-integration survey for sprats in the Western Sea between the Moray Firth and Flamborough.
2. To identify the echo traces using midwater trawl PT 154 (Young Gadoid Trawl) and Isaac Kidd midwater trawl.
3. To collect acoustic data for each consecutive transmission for subsequent detailed analysis.
Chief scientistJ Ian Edwards (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 1/84 cruise report explorer1_84.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificWestern North Sea, Dornoch Firth,
Track chartsFRV Explorer 1/84 cruise track — trk3083a.html FRV Explorer 1/84 cruise track — trk3083b.html
Biology and fisheries 
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 6482