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FRV Scotia 0799S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0799S
Cruise period1999-04-26 — 1999-05-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To perform hydrographic surveys along the JONSIS standard section in the northern North Sea.
2. To perform hydrographic surveys along the standard Faroe Shetland Channel sections.
3. To perform a survey of the eddy formation area in the southern Faroe Shetland Channel and seed the area with satellite tracked buoys.
4. To service two of the Nordic WOCE ADCP moorings.
5. To perform experimental plankton net hauls in order to study the sound scattering layer.
Chief scientistGeorge Slesser (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0799S cruise report sc07_99.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificJONSIS Standard Section (NE of Orkney), North Sea. Faroe Shetland Channel
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0799S cruise track — sc07_99track.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: Seabird Thermosalinograph
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 15
Description: (stations 167-182), Study of eddy formation
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 121
Description: CTD
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of profiles = 15
Description: (stations 167-182), Study of eddy formation
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 42
Description: Standard depths
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 42
Description: Standard depths
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 42
Description: Standard depths
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: 5 Standard depths
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: Dual Methot Net, 4 night time, 8 day time, Identify plankton in sound scattering layers.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: Dual Methot Net, 4 night time, 8 day time, Identify plankton in sound scattering layers.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 59" W — Recovered Mooring NWSD9810, 75kHz ADCP, Measurement Range 150m to 750m
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 15' 59" N  4° 20' 59" W — Recovered Mooring NWSE9810, 150kHz ADCP, Measurement Range 80m to 410m
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 59" W — Deployed Mooring NWSD9905, 75kHz ADCP, Measurement Range 150m to 750m