Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 1/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier1/70
Cruise period1970-01-06 — 1970-01-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) A hydrographic and bathymetric survey in the region north and north-east of Shetland
2) The tracking of parachute drogues, north-east of Shetland
3) Faroe - Sheltand hydorgraphic section
Chief scientistJ H Anthony Martin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 1/70 cruise report explorer1_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificSheland, Faroe, Faroe Shelf, Nolso, Flugga
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 10
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: Parachute drogues One at the surface and the other at 50 metres were tracked for 13 hours 10 miles east of Flugga
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 13
Total - PQuantity: 12
NitrateQuantity: 12
Description: The autoanalyser was run continulously to sample the surface layers for nitrate
Occasional standard measurementsDescription: Surface temperatures, Salinity,
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters61° 42' 0" N  4° 50' 59" W — Nolso-Flugga traverse at station 4
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)62° 9' 59" N  2° 0' 0" W — Echo sounding and STD instrumental survey of the area, off the continental shelf