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FRV Scotia 1906S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1906S
Cruise period2006-12-10 — 2006-12-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the standard JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines.
2. To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faeroe Shetland Channel
3. To conduct trials of a digital holographic plankton camera system on ARIES.
4. To conduct a swathe bathmetry survey in the Stonehaven monitoring site area.
5. To take core samples for benthic primary productivity in the Faeroe-Shetland channel and at the Stonehaven monitoring site.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1200 on Sunday 10 December in poor weather to proceed to the swathe survey area at Stonehaven, but severe weather forced the Scotia to seek shelter in Aberdeen Bay. In the early hours of Monday 11 December, the weather had moderated sufficiently to allow calibration of the swathe system and an S.V.P. (sound velocity probe) cast to be carried out. The swathe survey on a grid of lines commenced at 03.40 and continued in wind speeds up to 60knts at times. Scotia worked uninterrupted through the next 24 hours on the swathe survey, and completed it by 0750 on Wednesday 13.

The vessel made for Aberdeen in bad weather, to transfer staff and equipment. On leaving Aberdeen, Scotia proceeded north to an area of deeper water and successfully carried out test deployments of the plankton crane, winch, and CTD. Scotia made passage to the eastern most end of the Jonsis line, and commenced sampling at 2310 on Wednesday 13 December. In very poor weather a CTD cast was completed at 0026 on Thursday 14 December. Shortly after this, the vessel suffered a total electrical black out and loss of power, which was quickly dealt with by the ship's engineering staff. Scotia continued working along the Jonsis line to station 6 where 60-70knt winds and a heavy swell forced the vessel to dodge.
Chief scientistJohn Dunn (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11r
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1906S cruise report 1906s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.49 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe-Shetland Channel, North Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Underway temperature, salinity and fluorescence were measured throughout the cruise.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Plankton samples collected using Dual Methot net and ARIES sampler. Samples supplemented by digital holographic camera mounted on ARIES. Water samples collected using CTD.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: Hydrographic profiles collected along the JONSIS line and across the Faroe-Shetland Channel
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Plankton samples collected using Dual Methot net and ARIES sampler. Samples supplemented by digital holographic camera mounted on ARIES. Water samples collected using CTD.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: Trials of the maxi corer undertaken in the north sea. No. of trials not noted.
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: Swathe bathymetry survey of Stonehaven monitoring site area.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
40  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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7285332006-12-19 04:58 61° 13' 51" N  2° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 728533
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