FRV Scotia 0184S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0184S
Cruise period1984-01-09 — 1984-01-16
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake a water sampling survey, a Smith McIntyre grab survey, an Agassiz trawl survey, and an underwater closed circuit television survey of the Guillam Bank dump site and surrounding area.
2. To undertake a grab survey, an Agassiz trawl survey and an underwater television survey at Jonsis line stations A-E inclusive. A water sample will be taken at station E for background cyanide determination. Abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.
3. To collect water samples for radiocaesium analysis at locations off Buckie, Fair Isle and Aberdeen. Partially completed.
4. If the above objectives are achieved ahead of schedule, or if bad weather prevents completion of the Guillam Bank survey, a contingency sampling programme will be undertaken in the Moray and Cromarty Firths (see cruise programme 1SP84).
Chief scientistDerek Saward (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0184S cruise report sc01_84.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth, Cromarty Firth
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 15
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 15
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 15
RadioactivityDescription: Water samples collected for radio-caesium analysis.
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: water samples collected for cyanide analysis.
Trace metals
Chlorinated hydrocarbons
Other dissolved substances
Bottom deposits
Contaminants in organisms
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: hydrocarbon concentrations
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 71
Description: samples deep frozen for subsequent analysis for cyanide, carbon and heavy metals.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of track lines = 16
Description: completed using the underwater closed circuit television camera.