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FRV Scotia 0703S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0703S
Cruise period2003-04-15 — 2003-05-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To perform hydrographic surveys along the JONSIS standard section in the northern North Sea.
2. To perform hydrographic surveys along the standard Rockall section (Ellett Line).
3. To perform a survey of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
4. To perform hydrographic surveys along the standard Faroe Shetland Channel sections.
5. To service two ADCP moorings.
6. To attempt to recover two pop-up moorings.
7. To perform eddy surveys in the Faroe Shetland Channel.
8. To perform ad-hoc towed array acoustic recordings for cetaceans.
9. To liaise with data collectors on Fair Isle and establish an LTM site.
10. To provide film opportunity to BBC Horizon.
Chief scientistBill Turrell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0703S cruise report sc07_03.pdf (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificAberdeen Bay, Northern North Sea, Faroe Shetland Channel, Rockall Trough, Wyville-Thomson Ridge
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0703S cruise track — sc07_03track.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 19
Description: thermosalinograph measurements
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 64
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 194
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 64
Description: Water samples collected for phosphate analysis
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 64
Description: Water samples collected for nitrate analysis
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 64
Description: Water samples collected for silicate analysis
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 19
Description: surface fluorescence underway with chlorophyll calibrations
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 193
Description: Fluorometer stations with chlorophyll calibrations
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 31" N  4° 19' 59" W — Recovered NWSE 30/04/03 150 kHz ADCP (laid 30/09/02)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 26' 55" N  4° 22' 7" W — Laid NWSD 03/05/03 75 kHz ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 52" N  4° 19' 30" W — Laid NWSE 03/05/03 150 kHz ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 18" W — Recovered NWSD 30/04/03 75kHz ADCP (laid 30/09/02)
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
20  CTD frame plus rosette samplerPhosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column