Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1105S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1105S
Cruise period2005-08-16 — 2005-08-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake the Garroch Head post cessation survey in collaboration with Scottish Water. Survey will include: fishing, grabbing, water sampling, coring and underwater TV (UTV).
2. To undertake swathe bathymetric and ROV television surveys within the Minches, east of Mingulay.
3. To undertake a grabbing survey to investigate potential new NMMP sites in the vicinity of Shetland to give a greater coverage to enable assessments of the quality of the Scottish marine environment to be made.
4. To undertake standard check monitoring duties, seabed sampling and underwater television, at dredged material disposal sites in the Clyde, Shetland and Small Isles.
5. To undertake bathymetric surveys of selected dredged spoil disposal sites and the Lismore artificial reef, up to a maximum of eight sites on the route from Aberdeen to Garroch Head calling at: Aberdeen, Shetland, Garroch Head, Firth of Lorne and Cloch Point. To map the seabed and to ascertain the usefulness of this technique as a check monitoring tool for the future.
6. To identify potential new sea disposal sites off Shetland. Survey will include grabbing, small beam trawl (agassiz) and underwater TV (dropped from programme).
7. To collect flatfish from the Firth of Clyde 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 collect swathe bathymetry and UTV data from the disused explosives ground in Aberdeen Bay. (Additional Work)
10. To collect seawater for radio-caesium analysis at five locations on route.
Chief scientistJames C McKie (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Project12 days AE02n and 3 days AE11p
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1105S cruise report 1105s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificAberdeen Bay, Moray Firth, Shetland, Orkney, Minches and Clyde Sea.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Water samples collected for caesium isotope analysis from four locations
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Knudsen bottle used to collect seawater for salinity and oxygen analysis from approximately 3 m above the seabed. Temperature also measured.
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Knudsen bottle used to collect seawater for salinity and oxygen analysis from approximately 3 m above the seabed. Temperature also measured.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Knudsen bottle used to collect seawater for salinity and oxygen analysis from approximately 3 m above the seabed. Temperature also measured.
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Water samples collected for caesium isotope analysis from four locations
Contamination 
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Knudsen bottle used to collect seawater for salinity and oxygen analysis from approximately 3 m above the seabed. Temperature also measured.
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 112
Description: Van Veen grab samples collected for infaunal and sediment analysis.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 20
Description: A number of plaice were collected for DNA damage measurements.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: Commercial fish/shellfish species collected for pathological and microbiological examination.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 112
Description: Van Veen grab samples collected for infaunal and sediment analysis.
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 62
Description: A number of grabs took place at the Lerwick, Eigg, Canna and Cloch Point sea disposal sites.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 24
Description: Sediment cores collected using a multicorer. Analysed for pH, trace metals, nitrogen and other substances.
Bottom photographyQuantity: activity duration in hours = 10
Description: An ROV TV survey was undertaken at Mingulay, providing information on the bathymetry and distribution of substrates in the area.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of track lines = 17
Description: Underwater TV survey lines
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 9
Description: Swathe bathymetry surveys
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7028622005-08-19 15:35  — 2005-08-21 11:20 56° 49' 33" N  7° 31' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 702862