Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1086S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1086S
Cruise period1986-10-03 — 1986-10-23
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a herring larval survey in ICES division VIa and around Orkney.
2. To uplift and service hydrographic current meters and moorings.
3. To collect samples of water for radio-caesium monitoring.
4. To observe the numbers of sea birds at sea. (NCC).
Chief scientistJ A Gauld (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1086S cruise report sc10_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Orkney, north coast of Scotland, west of Outer Hebrides, Firth of Clyde, Minches, Firth of Forth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1086S cruise track — trk3277.html
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: recovered only; 2007 hours
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: water samples for radio caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 189
BirdsDescription: Observations of the species and numbers of sea-birds were made throughout the cruise.