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FRV Scotia 1107S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1107S
Cruise period2007-07-23 — 2007-08-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To collect surface sediment grab samples from CSEMP locations within the Fladen ground, Minches and Shetland area

2. To undertake surface sediment grab survey of the East of Shetland basin.

3. To collect surface sediment grab samples from near to Lerwick on behalf of SEPA.

4. To undertake RoxAnn, swathe bathymetry, grabbing, TV sledge survey/trials at potential tidal energy sites located at the Pentland Firth, SW Islay, Canna and Eigg (subject to change) using grab, TV, RoxAnn and swathe bathymetry

5. To undertake a check monitoring survey within the MOD BUTEC range near Raasay using grab, TV sledge, RoxAnn and swathe bathymetry.

6. To undertake swathe bathymetry, Roxann and grabbing surveys within the Minches, 20 km east of Mingulay.

7. To undertake RoxAnn, swathe bathymetry, grabbing, TV sledge survey/trials within the Moray Firth SAC.

8. To undertake check monitoring of the Loch Linnhe artificial reef using grab, TV sledge, RoxAnn and swathe bathymetry (Contingency)

9. To undertake RoxAnn, swathe bathymetry, grabbing, TV sledge survey/trials at the Ullapool Harbour, Stranraer Harbour, Ayr and Troon Harbour sea disposal sites (Contingency).

10. To undertake a surface sediment craib core survey of the Garroch Head and Cloch Point sea disposal site for the determination of flame-retardants (Contingency).

11. To undertake swathe bathymetry, RoxAnn, grab and TV sledge survey work at a possible offshore windfarm site near Bell Rock (Contingency).
Chief scientistPeter Hayes (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE02n, AE11p
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1107S cruise programme 1107s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.01 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1107S cruise report 1107s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland, the Minches, North Sea and Moray Firth
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: 27 detailed swath bathymetry surveys across 7 sites
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 267
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: 27 TV tows across 7 sites