Strathyre Charter 9228H
Cruise summary report
|Cruise identifier||Charter 9228H|
|Cruise period||1993-03-05 — 1993-03-15|
|Port of departure||Port Seton, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Port Seton, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To monitor a dredging operation in Port Edgar Marina.
2. To observe and monitor the release of an artificial fluorescent tracer particle injected into the seabed sediment in the area to be dredged.
3. To collect sea water samples from selected sites in the vicinity of Port Edgar Marina, for fluorescence analysis at Environmental Tracing Systems Laboratories.
4. To collect sediment samples from selected sites in the vicinity of Port Edgar Marina, for fluorescence analysis at Environmental Tracing Systems Laboratories.
5. To collect sediment samples for heavy metal analysis from selected dredge spoil disposal sites in the Firth of Forth.
|Chief scientist||James C McKie (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.10 MB)|
|Specific||Port Edgar Marina, Firth of Forth|
|Water bottle stations||Description: Water samples collected using NIO bottles to confirm background levels of fluorescence.|
|Geochemical tracers (eg freons)||Description: Occasional water samples collected throughout the cruise for fluorescence analysis.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Dredge||Description: To monitor a dredging operation in Port Edgar Marina, using an artificial fluorescent tracer to monitor the seabed sediment.|
|Grab||Description: Pre-injection grab survey.|
|Grab||Description: Day grab samples taken for heavy metal analysis.|
|Grab||Description: Day grab to confirm background levels of fluorescence.|
|Core - soft bottom||Description: Craib corer in order to confirm background levels of fluorescence.|