FRV Scotia 0685S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0685S_1
Cruise period1985-06-14 — 1985-06-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To measure the performance characteristics of the GOV trawl on "Scotia" using standard gear istrumentation.
2. To observe the performance of the GOV trawl using the remote control TV vehicle.
3. To test new plankton sampling equipment.
Chief scientistPeter A M Stewart (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0685S_1 cruise report sc06_85part1.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Orkney, Shetland
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 22
Description: instrumented hauls to investigate the performance of the GOV trawl.
Gear researchQuantity: activity duration in days = 8
Description: testing of new stratified depth plankton sampler.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 11
Description: carried out using RCTV to directly observe the gear.