Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1087S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1087S
Cruise period1987-10-07 — 1987-10-27
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey of the distribution of herring larvae, plankton and hydrographic parameters in the northwestern North Sea.
2. To perform a series of intensive studies of the vertical distribution of herring larvae.
3. To collect water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyDAFS
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1087S cruise report sc10_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNW North Sea, east coast of Scotland, east of Orkney
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1087S cruise track — trk3355.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: 10 min intervals
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 100
Description: bottom salinity
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 200
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 25
Current metersDescription: 4 deployed; 3 days
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: 3 deployed
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 60
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 60
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: water samples collected for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 15
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 120
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 80
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 40
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 380
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 290
Description: distribution, behaviour and description of communities.
Incident radiationDescription: 5 min intervals