FRV Scotia 0202S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0202S
Cruise period2002-01-18 — 2002-02-05
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo take part in the International Bottom Trawl Survey in the North Sea.
Chief scientistAlexander P Robb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Kevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0202S cruise report sc02_02.pdf (0.43 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern North Sea and Shetland area
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0202S cruise track — 0202strk1.html FRV Scotia 0202S cruise track — 0202strk2.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Description: Salinity, nitrates and phosphates surface and bottom samples.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Description: CTD at each station from surface to 5 metres from seabed
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 116
Description: Oblique tows using methot sampler to collect herring larvae
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 53
Description: 30 minute trawls using GOV bottom trawl. All fish measured and otolithed re standing instructions.