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FRV Scotia 0801S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0801S_1
Cruise period2001-05-04 — 2001-05-18
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 service/relay two of the Nordic WOCE ADCP moorings.
4) To service a mooring east of Lerwick in support of the MAIA contract (if required following MAIA meeting).
5) To service two tide gauge moorings in support of the MAIA contract.
6) To perform a mesoscale feature survey in support of the MAIA contract.
7) To deploy a single string deep water mooring south of Faroe.
8) If time permits, to survey part of the Rockall Trough standard section.
9) Throughout the trip, to perform ad hoc sonar buoy and towed array acoustic recordings for cetaceans.
10) Throughout the trip, to undertake an assessment of the improved nutrient analysis system.
11) Throughout the trip, to perform ad hoc sampling for primary productivity measurements.
Chief scientistBill Turrell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectJONSIS, WOCE & MAIA
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0801S_1 cruise report sc08_01part1.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern North Sea, Faroe Shetland Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: SBE thermosalinograph. JONSIS Fair Isle-Munken, Nolso-Flugga, East Shetland
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 65
Description: DOX sensor, SBE 911 CTD with sea tech fluorometer, calibration samples taken for salinity.
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 65
Description: DOX sensor, SBE 911 CTD with sea tech fluorometer, calibration samples taken for salinity.
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 65
Description: DOX sensor, SBE 911 CTD with sea tech fluorometer, calibration samples taken for salinity.
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 65
Description: DOX sensor, SBE 911 CTD with sea tech fluorometer, calibration samples taken for salinity.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 65
Description: DOX sensor, SBE 911 CTD with sea tech fluorometer, calibration samples taken for salinity.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 0" W — Deployed NWSD RDI 75 KHz at 750m upwards
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 0" W — Recovered Long term mooring NWSD, RDI 75 KHz ADCP at 750m upwards
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)60° 17' 59" N  4° 7' 0" W — Recovered Tide Gauge.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 0" W — Recovered Part mooring, Tide Gauge Missing
Other physical oceanographic measurements60° 25' 0" N  0° 48' 0" W — Recovered Mooring, Seacat SBE-16 Missing