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FRV Scotia 0700S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0700S
Cruise period2000-05-08 — 2000-05-22
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 bottom boundary layer mixing and water mass creation in the Faroe Shetland Channel.
4. To service one of the Nordic WOCE ADCP moorings.
5. To deploy a mooring east of Lerwick in support of the MAIA contract (if required following MAIA meeting).
6. To undertake coastal CTD surveys in support of the MAIA contract.
7. If time permits, to survey part of the Rockall Trough standard section (Ellett Line).
8. If equipment becomes available, to perform ad hoc sonar buoy and towed array acoustic recordings for cetaceans.
9. Throughout the trip, to undertake an exhaustive examination of nutrient sampling techniques and accuracies.
Chief scientistBill Turrell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyECFPV (EVK2-CT-1999-00008)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0700S cruise report sc07_00.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern North Sea, Faroe Shetland Channel, Rockall Trough, east of Shetland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: SBE thermosalinograph measurements throughout cruise
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 91
Description: Dissolved oxygen sensor. SBE911 CTD with Sea-tech fluorometer. Calibration samples taken for salinity, nitrates, silicates and phosphates at 54 stations; chlorophyll at 12 Stations
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 91
Description: Dissolved oxygen sensor. SBE911 CTD with Sea-tech fluorometer. Calibration samples taken for salinity, nitrates, silicates and phosphates at 54 stations; chlorophyll at 12 Stations
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 91
Description: Dissolved oxygen sensor. SBE911 CTD with Sea-tech fluorometer. Calibration samples taken for salinity, nitrates, silicates and phosphates at 54 stations; chlorophyll at 12 Stations
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 91
Description: Dissolved oxygen sensor. SBE911 CTD with Sea-tech fluorometer. Calibration samples taken for salinity, nitrates, silicates and phosphates at 54 stations; chlorophyll at 12 Stations
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 91
Description: Dissolved oxygen sensor. SBE911 CTD with Sea-tech fluorometer. Calibration samples taken for salinity, nitrates, silicates and phosphates at 54 stations; chlorophyll at 12 Stations
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  0° 22' 0" W — Recovered long term mooring NWSD RDI 75 kHz ADCP at 780m upwards
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 0" W — Deployed long term mooring NWSD RDI 75 kHz ADCP at 780m upwards
Other physical oceanographic measurements60° 25' 0" N  0° 48' 0" W — Deployed Seacat SBE-16 for 6 months temperature and salinity.
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
10  CTD frame plus rosette samplerPhosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column