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FRV Scotia 1900S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1900S
Cruise period2000-12-07 — 2000-12-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the standard JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines.
2. To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faroe Shetland Channel.
3. To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES at stations towards Rockall and the Iceland Basin.
4. To collect data on the abundance of cetaceans along the cruise track using towed hydrophone arrays.
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1900S cruise report sc19_00.pdf (0.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
North Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Faroe Shetland Channel, Rockall Plateau and Rockall Trough
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1900S cruise track — trk4505a.html FRV Scotia 1900S cruise track — trk4505b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 42
Description: Seabird 911+ CTD, Nutrient samples at standard dephs.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: Seabird Thermosalinograph and SeaTech Fluorometer.
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of profiles = 42
Description: Seabird 911+ CTD, Nutrient samples at standard dephs.
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 907
Description: Water collected at 20 stations using ARIES
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 42
Description: Seabird 911+ CTD, Nutrient samples at standard dephs.
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 907
Description: Water collected at 20 stations using ARIES
SilicateQuantity: number of profiles = 42
Description: Seabird 911+ CTD, Nutrient samples at standard dephs.
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 907
Description: Water collected at 20 stations using ARIES
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: Seabird Thermosalinograph and SeaTech Fluorometer.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Optical plankton counter on towed sampler (ARIES)
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Optical plankton counter on towed sampler (ARIES)
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 924
Description: Plankton Net samples at 20 stations using towed serial sampling net on ARIES.
Mammals and reptilesQuantity: number of deployments = 18
Description: Passive sonar listening buoy deployments for cetacean monitoring.
Mammals and reptilesQuantity: track kilometres = 1852
Description: Towed hydrophone array to monitor cetaceans.