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FRV Scotia 0602S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0602S
Cruise period2002-04-09 — 2002-04-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To investigate the spatial, temporal and vertical distribution of sandeel larvae using plankton and hydrographic sampling techniques.
2. To conduct a hydrographic survey along a transect offshore from Stonehaven.
3. To collect samples of sandeel larvae for age determination.
Chief scientistIain M Gibb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0602S cruise report sc06_02.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Water samples
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 87
Description: CTD stations
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: days of continuous ADCP data
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in hours = 13
Description: hours. ADCP transect
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Phosphates
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Nitrates
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Silicates
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Plankton net stations
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 157
Description: Methot net tows
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Dual Bongo net stations
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Description: ARIES sampler tows
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of specimens = 203682
Description: sandeel larvae for length and age analysis
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: days of EK500 echosounder data