FRV Scotia 1298S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||1998-07-10 — 1998-07-27|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||Edmund John Simmonds (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||NW North Sea and north of Scotland, North west Scotland and north of Scotland.|
|Bathythermograph||Quantity: number of profiles = 42|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 66|
Description: CTD casts.
|Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements||Quantity: activity duration in days = 17|
Description: days thermosalinograph.
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of hauls = 30|
Description: Methot net hauls for plankton.
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: 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 measurements||Quantity: activity duration in days = 15|
Description: days RoxAnn measurements.