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FRV Scotia 1702S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1702S
Cruise period2002-11-12 — 2002-12-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To participate in the ICES co-ordinated Western Division Demersal Trawl Survey.
2) To obtain temperature and salinity data at each trawling position.
3) To carry out benthic sampling at selected trawling stations.
4) To gather and store acoustic data from the EK500 echo-sounder and the EM950 multi-beam echo-sounder.
Chief scientistAlexander P Robb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectWestern Division Bottom Trawl Surveys
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1702S cruise report sc17_02.pdf (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland; NW Ireland; Irish Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1702S cruise track — sc17_02track.pdf (0.25 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 22
Description: Surface Temp & Salinity measurements
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 51
Description: CTD stations
Biology and fisheries 
PhytobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: Benthic stations, beam trawl and box corer, Abundance, Length, Weight, samples
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: Benthic stations, beam trawl and box corer, Abundance, Length, Weight, samples.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 82
Description: Hauls for Abundance, Length, Age, Weight, samples, GOV Trawl
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 22
Description: Acoustic fish distribution measurements
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: The simrad EM950 Multibeam Swathe Bathymetry system was operated during each haul.