Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 4/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier4/70
Cruise period1970-05-13 — 1970-06-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Maintenance of the Collieston current meter mooring
2) Investigation of currents flowing parallel to the edge of the continental shelf
3) Flea stations were worked in appropriate areas and the results sent to the Leith Laboratory
4) The salinograph was run throughout the cruise and regularly annotated

A short visit to Lerwick was made where Dr Steele joined the ship in place of Mr Dooley and Mr Shephard. The ship left the area on the 31/05/1969.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), J H Anthony Martin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), John H Steele (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 4/70 cruise report explorer4_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN and NE of Shetland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 63
Description: Full hydrographical sections were worked on and off the shelf
Current metersQuantity: 3
Description: lifted Buoy 2
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: parachute drogues tracked to give hydrographically as comprehensive a cover of the area as possible
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 47
Meteorology 
Occasional standard measurements