FRV Scotia 0486S_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0486S_2
Cruise period1986-04-18 — 1986-04-30
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To work the Faroe-Shetland channel section and lay 2 mooring systems.
2. To retrieve 2 current meter moorings at Sule Skerry, refurbish and relay and do associated hydrography.
3. To retrieve 6 current meter moorings in the Clyde, refurbish and relay.
4. To do a hydrochemical survey of the Clyde Basin.
5. To collect radio-caesium samples.
Chief scientistJ H Anthony Martin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0486S_2 cruise report sc04_86.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificClyde Basin, North Minch, Faroe-Shetland channel, west of Orkney
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0486S_2 cruise track — trk3271.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 7
Description: moorings redeployed
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 7
Description: moorings uplifted, serviced and data downloaded
Chemical oceanography 
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsDescription: radio-caesium samples collected at standard positions