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FRV Scotia 0588S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0588S_1
Cruise period1988-05-11 — 1988-05-20
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons in sediments and assess their impact on the benthos in the area of the Beryl oilfield to ascertain whether effects are localised or wide spread.
2. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbon contamination in sediments from the East Shetland Basin to ascertain the extent of impact that oil exploration and production has had in this area.
3. To provide sediment samples for investigations on the distribution of periodic expulsions of fugitive gases from sediments.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0588S_1 cruise report sc05_88part1.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificEast Shetland Basin, Beryl oil field, Fladen Ground
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityDescription: Water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 140
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 22
Description: identification, monitoring