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FRV Scotia 1202S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1202S
Cruise period2002-08-07 — 2002-08-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake a demersal trawling survey of the North Sea.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data from surface and sea bed at each trawling location.
3. To carry out benthic sampling along the track of as many trawl stations as time permits.
Chief scientistKenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectQuarter 3 Groundfish Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1202S cruise report sc12_02.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea and Shetland area
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1202S cruise track — 1202strack.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Thermosalinograph was run continuously until breakdown.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 85
Description: CTD deployed at each trawling station.
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of hauls = 30
Description: 2 Metre Beam Trawl towed for 5 minutes at each station.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 30
Description: 2 Metre Beam Trawl towed for 5 minutes at each station.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 30
Description: 2 Metre Beam Trawl towed for 5 minutes at each station.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: 1 haul of 30 minutes' duration carried out at each station to obtain length frequency data for all species encountered and age data for cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, sprat, herring, mackerel and Norway pout.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: 1 haul of 30 minutes' duration carried out at each station to obtain length frequency data for all species encountered and age data for cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, sprat, herring, mackerel and Norway pout.