Planned maintenance — 18th January 2018 12:00 to 22nd January 2018 09:00 [more]

Cruise inventory

Fram III 0509H

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Fram III (74FU)
Cruise identifier0509H
Cruise period2009-03-10 — 2009-03-12

1. Service Aanderaa environmental data buoy
2. Deploy CAPTOR buoy
3. Check Aanderaa data buoy base station computer
4. Deliver YSI sonde to Aultbea


Staff will travel across to Shieldaig, via Aultbea, on 9 March.

On 10 March the Aanderra buoy will be recovered, using the Fram, and taken back to Ardheslaig for servicing. The buoy will be taken apart, the instruments cleaned and then left overnight for the batteries to charge. The CAPTOR buoy will hopefully arrive about lunchtime and be off loaded from the pick-up truck.

The CAPTOR buoy and Sontek XR will be deployed on 11 March in Outer Loch Torridon.

On 12 March the Aanderra buoy will be reassembled, checked and re-deployed.

The base station computer will be checked as time allows.

Staff will return to Aberdeen on 13 March.

The fieldwork will only be carried out in good weather and may be postponed until the following week.
Chief scientistDougal Lichtman (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFram III 0509H cruise programme 0509h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.54 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Shieldaig, Loch Torridon (Ross-shire)
Track chartsFram III 0509H cruise track — 0509htrk.pdf (0.53 MB)