Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1597S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1597S_1
Cruise period1997-11-20 — 1997-11-24
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To trawl for Nephrops and haddock (and retain any flatfish species caught) at specific sites inside and outside the FEPA exclusion zone around the Captain Oilfield.
2. To collect sufficient sediment samples from grids of stations specific sites within and outwith the FEPA exclusion zone to fully describe these areas and to verify the RoxAnn data. Not possible due to severe weather conditions.
3. To employ RoxAnn and side scan sonar to delineate and describe specific areas within the FEPA exclusion zone.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1597S_1 cruise report sc15_97part1.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea - Captain Oilfield
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1597S_1 cruise track — sc15_97_part1track.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: track kilometres = 16
Description: trawling for haddock and other flatfish species outside the FEPA exclusion zone.
CrustaceansQuantity: track kilometres = 16
Description: trawling for Nephrops outside the FEPA exclusion zone.
Geology and geophysics 
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: activity duration in hours = 10
Description: sidescan sonar work.
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 105
Description: RoxAnn survey.