FRV Scotia 1803S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1803S
Cruise period2003-12-08 — 2003-12-21
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the standard JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines.
2) To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faroe Shetland Channel.
3) To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES at stations on the Fladden ground.
4) To conduct fishing operations at selected areas on the Fladden ground.
Chief scientistJohn Dunn (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1803S cruise report 1803s.pdf (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Faroe-Shetland Channel
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1803S cruise track — 1803s_track.pdf (0.26 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 86
Description: CTD profiles, 49 vertical dips, 37 towed (ARIES)
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: thermosalinograph measurements
Chemical oceanography 
Total - PQuantity: number of samples = 549
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 549
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 549
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 120
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 120
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: number of measurements = 110
Description: Acoustic readings from ARIES at 120kHz, 200kHz and 38kHz