MRV Scotia: Survey 1814S – Cruise Programme
Duration: 13 November – 4 December 2014
Loading: Aberdeen 10 November 2014
Departure: Aberdeen 13 November 2014
Half Landing: Greenock (24 or 25) November (flexible)
Unloading: Aberdeen 4 December 2014
Fishing Gear: GOV Trawl (BT137 – Strengthened) and ground gear D.
- To participate in the ICES co-ordinated western division demersal trawling survey.
- To obtain temperature and salinity data profiles at each trawling position.
- To collect additional biological data in connection with the EU data collection framework (DCF).
- Figure 1 – 1814S trawl locations showing core stations (shaded circles). Please note additional stations (open circles) will be added as time allows.
One trawl haul of thirty minutes duration will be made at the positions (approximate) shown in Figure 1. Final trawl locations will be decided after Scientist in Charge (SIC) consultations with Fishing Master and Captain. For each haul, the Scanmar monitoring system and NOAA bottom contact sensor will be used to observe and record the performance and geometry of the trawl and trawl doors.