FRV Scotia 1298S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1298S
Cruise period1998-07-10 — 1998-07-27
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in an ICES - coordinated acoustic and mid-water trawling survey in the north western North Sea and north of Scotland between 58º 30 to 62ºN and 4ºW to 2ºE excluding Norwegian and Faroes water.
2. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis, including age, length, maturity and ichthyothonus infection rates.
3. To obtain thermosalinograph recordings throughout the survey, CTD profiles (and XBT profiles) and sea surface T&S for analysis of herring distribution, seabird distribution and the environment.
4. To obtain Methot net samples of plankton and micro nekton at night.
5. To obtain estimates of seabird density.
Chief scientistEdmund John Simmonds (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1298S cruise report sc12_98.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea and north of Scotland, North west Scotland and north of Scotland.
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1298S cruise track — trk4362.html
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 42
Description: XBT
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 66
Description: CTD casts.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 17
Description: days thermosalinograph.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 30
Description: Methot net hauls for plankton.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: Herring and 3234 other fish
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: number of measurements = 918
Description: 15 min. echo integrator runs.
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: days RoxAnn measurements.