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FRV Scotia 0203S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0203S
Cruise period2003-01-15 — 2003-02-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesTo take part in the International Bottom Trawl Survey in the North Sea.
To determine the pre-recruit strength of selected commercial fish.To determine the abundance of pre-metamorphosis herring larvae.To monitor surface and bottom temperatures, salinities, nitrates, silicates and phosphates
Chief scientistAndrew W Newton (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectInternational Bottom Trawl Survey - Q1 North Sea
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0203S cruise report sc02_03.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland Isles and northern North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0203S cruise track — 0203strack.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Top and Bottom salinities and temperature
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Underway salinity and temperature measured continuously throughout cruise by thermosalinograph
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Top and Bottom nutrient data
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Top and Bottom nutrient data
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Top and Bottom nutrient data
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 101
Description: Length and abundance of herring and sprat larvae
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 53
Description: Length, weight and age data for all major commercial fish
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 53
Description: Length, weight and age data for all major commercial fish