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FRV Scotia 1600S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1600S
Cruise period2000-10-05 — 2000-10-19
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 Faeroe-Shetland Channel sections.
3. To service two of the Nordic WOCE ADCP moorings.
4. To service a mooring east of Lerwick in support of the MAIA project.
5. To undertake comparison trials throughout the trip with Skalar and Bran + Luebbe AA3 nutrient analysers with the aim of commissioning the latter nutrient analyser.
6. To perform ad-hoc sonar buoy recordings for cetaceans.
7. To perform a continuous 13 hour CTD surveys at the positions of the Nordic WOCE Moorings A-E to study the effects of internal tides.
8. To perform a continuous 13 hour or 25 hour CTD and ship ADCP survey of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge to study the effects of internal tides.
9. Repeat wide area CTD survey of Faeroe-Shetland Channel.
10. To film the use of oceanographic equipment for a Carlton TV programme on global climate change.
11. To deploy water level recorder moorings adjacent to the ADCP moorings.
Chief scientistGeorge Slesser (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1600S cruise report sc16_00.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Faroe-Shetland Channel
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1600S cruise track — trk4504.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 100
Description: Seabird 911+ CTD with Fluorometer
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: Seabird Thermosalinograph.
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 100
Description: Nutrient samples at standard depths.
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 100
Description: Nutrient samples at standard depths.
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 100
Description: Nutrient samples at standard depths.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 100
Description: Seabird 911+ CTD with Fluorometer
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 6419
Description: Chlorophyll samples for calibration.
Mammals and reptilesQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Acoustic monitoring of Cetaceans.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 28" N  4° 21' 56" W — NWSD NORDIC WOCE mooring deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 13" N  4° 22' 29" W — Recovery of NWSD NORDIC WOCE mooring
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 22" N  4° 19' 52" W — NWSE NORDIC WOCE mooring deployed
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)60° 18' 27" N  4° 6' 43" W — Water level recorder mooring deployed
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)60° 27' 10" N  4° 22' 23" W — Water level recorder mooring deployed
Other physical oceanographic measurements60° 25' 22" N  0° 48' 10" W — MAIA mooring recovered