Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1506S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1506S
Cruise period2006-10-03 — 2006-10-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To perform a hydrographic survey along the JONSIS standard section in the northern North Sea.
2. To perform hydrographic surveys along the standard Faroe Shetland Channel sections.
3. To service two ADCP moorings in the Faroe-Shetland Channel.
4. To deploy two current meter moorings east of the Shetland Islands.
5. To carry out CTD hydrographic surveys east of Shetland and along the shelf edge.
6. To sample phytoplankton along the Faroe-Shetland Channel sections to analyse species composition present.
7. To collect twenty phytoplankton samples for marine biotoxins (ASP, DSP and PSP toxins).

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1030 (all times are GMT) on Tuesday 3 October for the JONSIS monitoring section. On route a test dip of the 911+ CTD was performed. CTD measurements and water sampling commenced at 0158 on Wednesday 4 October and was completed at 1227 on the same day (Stns. 392-403).

Scotia then proceeded to the start of the Fair Isle - Munken section for further CTD measurements and water sampling. Work started at 1823 on Wednesday 4 October and five stations were completed before breaking off at 2156 to prepare for the recovery of the ADCP moorings the following morning.

On the morning of Thursday 5 October the two ADCP moorings, NWSD (60 16.63'N 004 20.17'W) and NWSE (60 27.02'N 004 22.50'W) were recovered. The data from both ADCP instruments were downloaded successfully and the ADCP instruments re-initialised for deployment in the afternoon. Mooring NWSE (60 16.62'N 004 20.08'W) was deployed at 1318 and NWSD (60 26.97'N 004 22.54'W) was deployed at 1449.

The Fair Isle - Munken section was recommenced at 1526 on Thursday 5 October and completed at 0600 on Friday 6 October (Stns. 404-417). Ships passage was then made to the start of the Nolso-Flugga section where CTD stations commenced at 1030 on Friday 6 October. The section was completed at 1317 on 7 Saturday October (Stns. 418-433) and passage was made to the mooring position East of Shetland 1 (60 34.42'N 000 38.13'W). This mooring was deployed at 1746.

Following this, CTD deployments were made to trial a new version of CTD Sea-Bird software until 2030 with the view of using this throughout the remainder of the cruise. The trials proved to be successful and hence this version of the software was used until the end of the cruise.

Passage was then made to mooring position East of Shetland 2 (60 28.55'N 000 07.92'W) for deployment the following morning. At 0802 on Sunday 8 October the mooring position East of Shetland 2 was deployed successfully. The Scotia then commenced a hydrographic CTD/ thermosalinograph survey East of Shetland encompassing the current meter mooring positions. This work commenced at 1353 on Sunday 8 October. Due to poor weather conditions towards the end of the survey, work was abandoned at 1700 on Wednesday 11 October. (Stns. 434-481) Passage was then made for shelter northwest of Shetland.

During this latest work period, the CTD cable became entangled in the drum of the CTD winch. In the process of un-entangling the cable, a kink in the cable was caused. 160m of cable was chopped off at the end of the cruise. Re-termination of the cable will be carried out prior to the December cruise.

At 1452 on Thursday 12 October, work recommenced with a further hydrographic CTD/ thermosalinograph survey north and west of Shetland and this continued until 2315 on Saturday 14 October. (Stns. 482 - 526).

On the morning of Sunday 15 October, Scotia proceeded to Aberdeen, where she berthed at 2045 on Sunday 15 October.
Chief scientistGeorge Slesser (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11Ro
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1506S cruise report 1506s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Faroe-Shetland Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of track lines = 1
Description: Underway temperature, salinity and fluorescence measured throughout cruise
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 135
Description: CTD
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 20
Description: Phytoplankton samples for marine biotoxins collected along Faroe-Shetland Channel sections.
PhytoplanktonDescription: Phytoplankton samples collected along both Faroe-Shetland Channel sections. No. of samples not recorded.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters60° 28' 32" N  0° 7' 55" W — East of Shetland 2 mooring deployed
Current meters60° 34' 24" N  0° 38' 7" W — East of Shetland 1 mooring deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 26' 58" N  4° 22' 32" W — Nordic WOCE NWSD ADCP mooring deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 37" N  4° 20' 9" W — Nordic WOCE NWSD ADCP mooring recovered
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 27' 1" N  4° 22' 30" W — Nordic WOCE NWSE ADCP mooring recovered
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 16' 37" N  4° 20' 4" W — Nordic WOCE NWSE ADCP mooring deployed
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
135  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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7260652006-10-04 10:49 59° 16' 57" N  1° 55' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726065
7260772006-10-04 11:36 59° 16' 58" N  2° 5' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726077
7260892006-10-04 12:27 59° 17' 3" N  2° 13' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726089
7260902006-10-04 18:23 60° 9' 53" N  3° 43' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726090
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7261702006-10-05 18:48 60° 35' 3" N  4° 45' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726170
7261822006-10-05 20:42 60° 38' 8" N  4° 54' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726182
7261942006-10-05 22:19 60° 43' 6" N  5° 6' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726194
7262012006-10-05 23:55 60° 47' 3" N  5° 16' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726201
7262132006-10-06 01:43 60° 50' 58" N  5° 29' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726213
7262252006-10-06 04:08 61° 1' 58" N  5° 56' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726225
7262372006-10-06 06:00 61° 12' 2" N  6° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726237
7262492006-10-06 10:30 62° 0' 26" N  6° 11' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726249
7262502006-10-06 12:03 61° 53' 57" N  5° 45' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726250
7262622006-10-06 13:43 61° 48' 53" N  5° 21' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726262
7262742006-10-06 15:29 61° 41' 58" N  4° 51' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726274
7262862006-10-06 17:40 61° 34' 58" N  4° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726286
7262982006-10-06 20:26 61° 27' 55" N  3° 42' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726298
7263052006-10-06 23:27 61° 21' 0" N  3° 10' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726305
7263172006-10-07 02:08 61° 14' 5" N  2° 40' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726317
7263292006-10-07 04:17 61° 11' 0" N  2° 25' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726329
7263302006-10-07 05:48 61° 9' 17" N  2° 17' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726330
7263422006-10-07 07:02 61° 8' 0" N  2° 9' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726342
7263542006-10-07 08:21 61° 6' 4" N  2° 1' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726354
7263662006-10-07 09:33 61° 3' 54" N  1° 53' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726366
7263782006-10-07 10:57 61° 1' 25" N  1° 35' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726378
7263912006-10-07 12:09 60° 58' 40" N  1° 17' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726391
7264092006-10-07 13:17 60° 55' 54" N  1° 0' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726409
7264102006-10-08 13:53 60° 0' 0" N  2° 0' 5" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726410
7264222006-10-08 15:07 59° 59' 58" N  1° 40' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726422
7264342006-10-08 16:45 59° 59' 56" N  1° 19' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726434
7264462006-10-08 17:57 59° 59' 58" N  1° 0' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726446
7264582006-10-08 19:19 60° 0' 0" N  0° 40' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726458
7264712006-10-08 20:35 59° 59' 57" N  0° 20' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726471
7264832006-10-08 21:49 59° 59' 55" N  0° 0' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726483
7264952006-10-08 23:14 59° 59' 58" N  0° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726495
7265022006-10-09 00:01 59° 59' 57" N  0° 29' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726502
7265142006-10-09 00:53 59° 59' 56" N  0° 40' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726514
7265262006-10-09 01:45 59° 59' 58" N  0° 50' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726526
7265382006-10-09 02:34 59° 59' 58" N  1° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726538
7265512006-10-09 06:09 60° 30' 2" N  1° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726551
7265632006-10-09 06:51 60° 30' 0" N  0° 50' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726563
7265752006-10-09 07:40 60° 30' 0" N  0° 40' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726575
7265872006-10-09 08:33 60° 30' 9" N  0° 30' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726587
7265992006-10-09 09:23 60° 29' 59" N  0° 20' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726599
7266062006-10-09 10:36 60° 30' 4" N  0° 0' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726606
7266182006-10-09 11:49 60° 29' 58" N  0° 20' 5" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726618
7266312006-10-09 13:12 60° 29' 58" N  0° 39' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726631
7266432006-10-09 14:32 60° 30' 2" N  0° 59' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726643
7266552006-10-09 15:43 60° 29' 57" N  1° 19' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726655
7266672006-10-09 17:04 60° 29' 56" N  1° 40' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726667
7266792006-10-09 17:51 60° 29' 58" N  1° 49' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726679
7266802006-10-09 19:52 60° 50' 0" N  1° 50' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726680
7266922006-10-09 20:40 60° 50' 5" N  1° 40' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726692
7267112006-10-09 21:50 60° 49' 59" N  1° 20' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726711
7267232006-10-09 23:15 60° 50' 0" N  1° 0' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726723
7267352006-10-10 00:35 60° 49' 56" N  0° 40' 16" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726735
7267472006-10-10 01:52 60° 50' 4" N  0° 20' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726747
7267592006-10-10 03:10 60° 50' 6" N  0° 0' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726759
7267602006-10-10 04:25 60° 49' 59" N  0° 19' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726760
7267722006-10-10 05:19 60° 50' 6" N  0° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726772
7267842006-10-10 06:05 60° 50' 6" N  0° 40' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726784
7267962006-10-10 06:42 60° 50' 5" N  0° 43' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726796
7268032006-10-11 03:39 60° 28' 34" N  0° 8' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726803
7268152006-10-11 04:35 60° 28' 31" N  0° 8' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726815
7268272006-10-11 05:34 60° 28' 32" N  0° 8' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726827
7268392006-10-11 06:35 60° 28' 35" N  0° 8' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726839
7268402006-10-11 07:34 60° 28' 34" N  0° 8' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726840
7268522006-10-11 08:35 60° 28' 31" N  0° 8' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726852
7268642006-10-11 09:58 60° 28' 32" N  0° 8' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726864
7268762006-10-11 11:05 60° 28' 41" N  0° 8' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726876
7268882006-10-11 12:05 60° 28' 35" N  0° 8' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726888
7269072006-10-11 13:05 60° 28' 36" N  0° 8' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726907
7269192006-10-11 14:03 60° 28' 26" N  0° 8' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726919
7269202006-10-11 15:02 60° 28' 30" N  0° 8' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726920
7269322006-10-11 16:03 60° 28' 27" N  0° 8' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726932
7269442006-10-12 14:52 60° 49' 59" N  0° 40' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726944
7269562006-10-12 15:38 60° 53' 46" N  0° 34' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726956
7269682006-10-12 16:30 60° 57' 37" N  0° 28' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726968
7269812006-10-12 17:23 61° 1' 27" N  0° 21' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726981
7269932006-10-12 18:16 61° 5' 10" N  0° 14' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 726993
7270072006-10-12 19:31 61° 12' 44" N  0° 1' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727007
7270192006-10-12 20:53 61° 20' 21" N  0° 12' 40" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727019
7270202006-10-12 22:14 61° 28' 5" N  0° 25' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727020
7270322006-10-12 23:32 61° 35' 36" N  0° 39' 35" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727032
7270442006-10-13 03:54 61° 50' 11" N  0° 49' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727044
7270562006-10-13 05:45 61° 40' 4" N  0° 49' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727056
7270682006-10-13 07:08 61° 30' 6" N  0° 50' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727068
7270812006-10-13 08:32 61° 20' 9" N  0° 50' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727081
7270932006-10-13 09:30 61° 15' 15" N  0° 49' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727093
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7271362006-10-13 13:14 60° 55' 3" N  0° 49' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727136
7271482006-10-13 15:48 60° 41' 4" N  1° 23' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727148
7271612006-10-13 16:38 60° 42' 57" N  1° 29' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727161
7271732006-10-13 17:21 60° 44' 58" N  1° 37' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727173
7271852006-10-13 18:03 60° 47' 53" N  1° 42' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727185
7271972006-10-13 18:52 60° 51' 55" N  1° 50' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727197
7272042006-10-13 19:32 60° 53' 59" N  1° 56' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727204
7272162006-10-13 20:18 60° 56' 57" N  2° 4' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727216
7272282006-10-13 21:12 61° 0' 1" N  2° 11' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727228
7272412006-10-13 22:27 61° 5' 11" N  2° 23' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727241
7272532006-10-14 00:14 61° 10' 2" N  2° 34' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727253
7272652006-10-14 02:00 61° 13' 59" N  2° 43' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727265
7272772006-10-14 08:20 60° 30' 2" N  1° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727277
7272892006-10-14 09:06 60° 29' 58" N  1° 49' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727289
7272902006-10-14 09:51 60° 30' 1" N  2° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727290
7273082006-10-14 11:01 60° 30' 0" N  2° 9' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727308
7273212006-10-14 11:47 60° 30' 1" N  2° 19' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727321
7273332006-10-14 12:35 60° 30' 2" N  2° 29' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727333
7273452006-10-14 13:20 60° 30' 0" N  2° 39' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727345
7273572006-10-14 14:08 60° 30' 3" N  2° 49' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727357
7273692006-10-14 14:53 60° 29' 57" N  3° 0' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727369
7273702006-10-14 15:45 60° 29' 59" N  3° 9' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727370
7273822006-10-14 16:41 60° 29' 55" N  3° 20' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727382
7273942006-10-14 17:37 60° 29' 53" N  3° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727394
7274012006-10-14 18:49 60° 30' 5" N  3° 40' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727401
7274132006-10-14 20:00 60° 29' 57" N  3° 49' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727413
7274252006-10-14 21:12 60° 30' 7" N  3° 59' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727425
7274372006-10-14 22:26 60° 29' 53" N  4° 9' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 727437
4  Paddle wheel current meter
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7029542006-10-07 18:00  — 2007-04-29 15:00 60° 34' 25" N  0° 38' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 702954
7029662006-10-07 18:00  — 2007-04-29 15:00 60° 34' 25" N  0° 38' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 702966
7029782006-10-08 09:00  — 2007-04-29 18:30 60° 28' 32" N  0° 7' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 702978
7029912006-10-08 09:00  — 2007-04-29 18:30 60° 28' 32" N  0° 7' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 702991