FRV Scotia 1403S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1403S
Cruise period2003-09-16 — 2003-09-30
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To perform hydrographic surveys along the JONSIS standard section in the northern North Sea.
2) To perform hydrographic surveys along the standard Faroe Shetland Channel sections.
3) To service two ADCP moorings in the Faeroe Shetland Channel.
4) To deploy an ADCP mooring near the Wyville - Thomson Ridge for SAMS.
5) To perform hydrographic surveys along the standard Rockall section.
6) To perform hydrographic surveys in the area north east of Rockall up to the Wyville - Thomson Ridge area.
7) To perform ad-hoc towed array acoustic recordings for cetaceans and deployment of sonobuoys.
Chief scientistGeorge Slesser (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1403S cruise report 1403s.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern North Sea, Faroe-Shetland Channel, Wyville Thomson Ridge and Faroe Bank
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 113
Description: CTD stations on the standard lines and over the Wyville-Thomson ridge area
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Days of thermosalinograph records
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 16
Description: Oxygen samples in triplicate
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 287
Description: Phosphate samples
NitrateQuantity: activity duration in days = 287
Description: Nitrate Samples
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 287
Description: Silicates samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 113
Description: Fluorometer profiles taken with CTD
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 11" N  4° 22' 39" W — Deployed NWSD0309 25/9/03 75 kHz ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 34" N  4° 20' 5" W — Deployed NWSE 25/9/02 150 kHz ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 52" N  4° 19' 30" W — Recovered NWSE 22/9/02 150 kHz ADCP (deployed 3/5/02)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 26' 55" N  4° 22' 7" W — Recovered NWSD0309 22/9/03 75 kHz ADCP (deployed 3/5/03)
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
1  Instrument mooring