Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0186S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0186S
Cruise period1986-01-03 — 1986-01-22
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To work hydrographic sections in the Faroe-Shetland Channel and obtain particulate samples for heavy metal analysis.
2. To lay two current meters near Sule Skerry and to do associated hydrography.
3. To do a hydrographic survey of the Clyde Basin.
4. To obtain radio caesium samples at selected sites.
5. To conduct a hydrographic survey of the Clyde Basin and the North Channel.
6. To uplift and replace current meter moorings in the Clyde.
7. To collect samples of sea water, sediment and benthos from the Garroch Head sludge dumping ground and adjacent areas for metal analyses.
8. To collect fish samples from selected parts of the Clyde Basin for metal analyses.
Chief scientistJ H Anthony Martin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0186S cruise report sc01_86.pdf — access key 'C' (1.65 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOrkney, north of Scotland, Minches, Firth of Clyde
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0186S cruise track — trk3268a.html FRV Scotia 0186S cruise track — trk3268b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 115
Current metersDescription: recovered; 769 hours of data.
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 57
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 57
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 6
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 100
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 50
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of stations = 50
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 38
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 13
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 13
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 36
Description: 6 physical/36 chemical analysis