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FRV Scotia 1501S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1501S
Cruise period2001-10-05 — 2001-10-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To perform a hydrographic survey 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 two of the Nordic WOCE ADCP moorings.
4. To recover three moorings deployed by the RRS Discovery (D257).
5. To perform ad-hoc sonar buoy recordings of cetaceans.
6. Repeat wide area CTD survey of Faroe Shetland Channel.
7. Throughout the trip, to carry out experiments on the nutrient analyser system.
8. To carry out benthic sampling at selected Fair Isle Munken stations.
9. To deploy three moorings for Aberdeen University Zoology Department.
Chief scientistGeorge Slesser (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectWOCE, JONSIS and MAIA
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1501S cruise report sc15_01.pdf (0.11 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: Days of thermosalinograph and surface fluorometer measurements
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 499
Description: Water bottle stations (salinity, phosphate, Nitrate, silicate and chlorophyll)
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: CTD and profiling fluorometer stations
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Recovered 3 moorings deployed by RRS Discovery during September (ADCPs, miniloggers and S4 current meters)
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 499
Description: Water bottle stations (salinity, phosphate, Nitrate, silicate and chlorophyll)
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 499
Description: Water bottle stations (salinity, phosphate, Nitrate, silicate and chlorophyll)
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 499
Description: Water bottle stations (salinity, phosphate, Nitrate, silicate and chlorophyll)
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 77
Description: CTD and profiling fluorometer stations
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 499
Description: Water bottle stations (salinity, phosphate, Nitrate, silicate and chlorophyll)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Days of thermosalinograph and surface fluorometer measurements
Mammals and reptilesQuantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: Days of passive acoustic survey for cetaceans using towed hydrophone carried out while steaming between stations
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: Days of passive acoustic survey for cetaceans using towed hydrophone carried out while steaming between stations
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Dredges for coral
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 4" N  4° 22' 29" W — Recovered and re-deployed Nordic WOCE NWSD ADCP mooring
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 32" N  4° 19' 58" W — Deployed Nordic WOCE NWSE ADCP mooring
Biology and fisheries 
Mammals and reptiles60° 25' 31" N  4° 27' 41" W — Deployed bottom mounted whale recording hydrophone for cetacean tracking
Mammals and reptiles60° 22' 34" N  4° 17' 36" W — Deployed bottom mounted whale recording hydrophone for cetacean tracking
Mammals and reptiles60° 26' 49" N  4° 22' 43" W — Deployed bottom mounted whale recording hydrophone for cetacean tracking