Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1388S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1388S
Cruise period1988-12-01 — 1988-12-21
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an echointegration survey off the north and west coasts of Scotland.
2. To collect biological data from catches of herring and mackerel.
3. To collect water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
4. To record sea surface temperatures and salinities in the survey area.
Chief scientistPeter Hopkins (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1388S cruise report sc13_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest and north coasts of Scotland, continental shelf west of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1388S cruise track — sc13_88track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: continuous throughout the cruise.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: S surface only
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 11
Description: survey for distribution, biomass determination, population structures
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.