FRV Scotia 1103S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1103S
Cruise period2003-07-24 — 2003-07-27
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo undertake an intensive swathe bathymetry and RoxAnn survey of specified areas of the cSAC in the Moray Firth and to collect sea-truth data to verify the RoxAnn data. At present the effort will be concentrated in the area of the Guillam Bank but, should time allow, a preliminary survey of the area around the Beatrice Oil installations will also be conducted.
Chief scientistDerek C Moore (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1103S cruise report 1103s.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth: Guillam Bank, Beatrice Oil field and Southern Trench
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1103S cruise track — 1103s_track.pdf (0.21 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of deployments = 14
Description: sediment grabs for benthic macrofauna survey over Guillam Bank.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 772
Description: Swathe surveys of Guillam bank, Inner Moray Firth, the locale of Beatrice Oil field, Outer Moray Firth and Southern Trench
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)57° 43' 32" N  3° 50' 31" W — Tide gauge for corrections to swathe data