FRV Scotia 1700S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1700S
Cruise period2000-10-23 — 2000-11-05
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the benthic density distribution of sandeels in the vicinity of fished grounds in the Long Forties, near the Firth of Forth and along the Scottish east coast.
2. To map the distribution of habitat by grab sampling.
3. To collect samples of sandeels for analysis of length, maturity and age composition.
4. To conduct a hydrographic transect around the Stonehaven station.
Chief scientistPeter J Wright (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectCFP 98/025 EU project and SERAD project MFO463
Coordinating bodyFRS Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1700S cruise report sc17_00.pdf (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificTurbot Bank, Long Forties, Marr Bank, Wee Bankie, Scottish east coast near Fife and Stonehaven
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1700S cruise track — trk4506a.html FRV Scotia 1700S cruise track — trk4506b.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 69
Description: CTD stations using Seabird SBE19
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 6424
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 6424
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 6424
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 6424
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Chlorophyll stations
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: Sandeel dredge hauls.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: Sandeel dredge hauls.
GrabQuantity: number of deployments = 262
Description: Day Grabs - for sediment and sandeels
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: Swathe Bathymetry of sandeel grounds / Simrad EM950
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: Side scan surveys of sandeel grounds.