FRV Scotia 1101S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1101S
Cruise period2001-07-03 — 2001-07-23
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in an ICES-coordinated acoustic and mid-water trawling survey in the north western North Sea and North of Scotland between 58° to 62° N, 4° 30'W to 2° E, excluding Norwegian and Faroes waters.
2. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis, including age, length, weight, sex, maturity and ichthyophonus infection.
3. To obtain thermosalinograph recordings of surface temperature and salinity throughout the survey area. CTD (and XBT) profiles of temperature and salinity at depth for analysis with herring distributions.
4. To obtain simultaneous coverager with FRV Michael Sars of ICES rectangles 46E9, 47E9, 49E9 and 50E9.
Chief scientistEdmund John Simmonds (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHENSUN 2
Coordinating bodyDifues Denmark
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1101S cruise report sc11_01.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Orkney and Shetland Islands
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1101S cruise track — sc11_01track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: Surface temperature and Salinity recordings.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 17
Description: Salinity sample at 5m
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: Acoustic Survey at 4 Frequencies 99
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 49
Description: Pelagic Hauls opportunistic