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FRV Scotia 0804S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0804S_1
Cruise period2004-05-12 — 2004-05-30
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.
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 current meter moorings.
7. To perform eddy surveys in the Faroe Shetland Channel
8. To perform ad-hoc towed array acoustic recordings for cetaceans.
Chief scientistBill Turrell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0804S_1 cruise report 0804s.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificThe North Sea (East of the Orkney Islands), The Faroe-Shetland Channel and Wyville-Thomson ridge
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 181
Description: CTD stations
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 433
Description: Phosphate samples
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 433
Description: Nitrate samples
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 433
Description: Silicate samples
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 335
Description: water samples for analysis of aluminium content.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 159
Description: Chlorophyll samples
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of deployments = 181
Description: Fluorometer profiles + continuous fluorometer readings underway
Mammals and reptilesDescription: Acoustic survey for cetaceans.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters60° 14' 44" N  8° 59' 38" W — Deployed MOEN WT02b 20/05/04 2 current meters
Current meters60° 16' 14" N  9° 0' 47" W — Deployed MOEN WT01b 20/05/04 3 current meters
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 33" N  4° 20' 5" W — Recovered NWSE 14/05/04 150 kHz ADCP (laid 25/09/03)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 55" N  4° 20' 18" W — Deployed NWSE 09/06/04 75 kHz ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 36" W — Deployed NWSD 29/05/04 75 kHz ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 0" N  4° 22' 17" W — Recovered NWSD 14/05/04 75kHz ADCP (laid 25/09/03)
Instrumented wave measurements60° 14' 44" N  8° 59' 38" W — Deployed MOEN WT02b 20/05/04 chain of 20 miniloggers
Other physical oceanographic measurements60° 16' 14" N  9° 0' 47" W — Deployed MOEN WT01b 20/05/04 chain of 20 miniloggers
Other physical oceanographic measurements60° 14' 44" N  8° 59' 38" W — Deployed MOEN WT02b 20/05/04 Microcat
Other physical oceanographic measurements60° 16' 14" N  9° 0' 47" W — Deployed MOEN WT01b 20/05/04 Microcat