Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1306S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1306S
Cruise period2006-08-22 — 2006-09-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To undertake swath bathymetry, grabbing and TV sledge survey/trials in Aberdeen Bay, off Balmedie and the Ythan.
2. To undertake swath bathymetric, grabbing and TV sledge surveys at two of the EMEC renewable test sites in Orkney.
3. To undertake studies to investigate the impacts of wastewater discharge operations off Peterhead. Survey may include fishing, grabbing, water sampling, coring, TV sledge and swath bathymetry.
4. To undertake a check monitoring survey within the MOD Outer Hebrides range, grabbing, TV sledge and swath bathymetry.
5. To undertake sediment sampling, swath bathymetry and TV surveys in the Firth of Lorne SAC.
6. To undertake bathymetric surveys of selected dredged spoil disposal sites, up to a maximum of six sites on the route from Aberdeen via Orkney and Shetland to Outer Hebrides. To map the seabed and to continue to ascertain the usefulness of this technique as a check monitoring tool for the future.
7. To collect flatfish from Aberdeen Bay and the Moray Firth for the measurement of DNA Damage; samples to be taken from scheduled trawls and analysis partly undertaken on board.
8. To collect field samples to assist in estimating the biochemical availability of organic contaminants in selected sediments containing apparently high concentrations of PAH, CBs, or PBDE's. Samples to be collected during other operations described above.
9. To undertake standard check monitoring duties, seabed sampling and underwater television, at selected dredged material disposal sites in Orkney, Shetland and Hebrides. Also the disused shellfish waste site in Orkney. (Contingency)
10. To identify potential new sea disposal sites off Shetland. Survey will include grabbing, trawling and TV sledge. (Contingency)
11. To survey potential disposal sites off the Banff and Buchan coast, swath bathymetry and grabbing. (Contingency).
Chief scientistDerek C Moore (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE02n
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1306S cruise report 1306s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificScottish coast and Orkney
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: To collect samples of flatfish for the measurement of DNA damage. No. of samples not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of surveys = 6
Description: A number of sediment sampling, swath bathymetry and TV surveys took place during the cruise.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of surveys = 6
Description: A number of sediment sampling, swath bathymetry and TV surveys took place during the cruise.
Bottom photographyDescription: Seabed sampling and underwater TV at previous dredge sites took place. No. of samples not noted.
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingDescription: Seabed sampling and underwater TV at previous dredge sites took place. No. of samples not noted.