FRV Scotia 0784S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0784S
Cruise period1984-06-22 — 1984-06-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the status of offshore benthic communities in selected areas of the Northern North Sea.
2. To collect samples of surface seawater from the pumped supply during passage.
3. To collect water samples from a series of depths at one of the benthos stations using 'Go-Flo' sampling bottles.
Chief scientistD J Murison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0784S cruise report sc07_84.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea, east coast of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0784S cruise track — trk3075.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 41
Description: Salinity only
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 17
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of stations = 17
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 17
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 17
Description: survey: taxonomy, distribution, biomass determination
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 17
Description: ATP-ADP-AMP concentrations
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 6
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 17
Description: physical analysis