FRV Scotia 1104S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1104S
Cruise period2004-07-26 — 2004-08-21
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1.To take part in an internationally co-ordinated demersal trawling survey of the North Sea.
2. To collect temperature and salinity profiles at each trawling station.
3. Carry out benthic sampling along the track of 40 trawl stations.
4. Collect samples of low nutrient seawater from statistical rectangle 45F1 (or an adjacent rectangle).
5. Carry out trawl and benthic survey work in the location of the proposed Buzzard platform.
Chief scientistKenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1104S cruise programme 1104s.pdf  (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificThe North Sea and west of Orkney and Shetland Islands
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1104S cruise track — scotia11_04trk.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 96
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 87
Description: One haul of 30 minutes' duration carried out at each location. Length frequency data collected for each species and age data for cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, Norway pout, sprat, herring and mackerel.