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FRV Scotia 0404S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0404S
Cruise period2004-03-05 — 2004-03-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis cruise is in 2 legs (further information in report)
1) Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west coasts of Scotland and Irish Sea.
2) To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station.
3) Trial and evaluate the NOAA Bottom Contact Sensor.
4) Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU Data Directive 1639/2001.
5) Recording of EM950 Multibeam Swathe Bathymetry data and recording of multiple frequency acoustic Echosounder integration data during all trawl tows.
6) To collect squid tissue for genetic analysis.
7) Collection of various ad hoc frozen fish and preserved tissue samples.
8) Identify, quantify and record all Benthic species caught.
Chief scientistKevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectWest Coast Quarter 1 Groundfish Trawling Survey
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0404S cruise report 0404s.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth and west coasts of Scotland, Irish Sea, north and west of Ireland, west of Hebrides
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0404S cruise track — 0404strack.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 66
Description: Data Collected At 66 Trawling Positions
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 66
Description: Data Collected At 66 Trawling Positions
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 66
Description: Data Collected At 66 Trawling Positions as per FRS Standing Instructions
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 66
Description: Data Collected At 66 Trawling Positions For Eurosquid Project
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 66
Description: Data Collected At 66 Trawling Positions