104 returned results for 'Alba na Mara'

  • MRV Alba na Mara Survey 2116A programme

    Duration: 17-30 November 2016 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objectives: To retrieve a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (seven surface marked moorings) or acoustic release systems (23 subsurface moorings) and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M/SM3M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see…

    28th November 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 2016A Programme

    Duration: 2 – 13 November 2016 Gear: Prawn trawl BT 201; Deep Vision Camera and lights (supplied by IMRB); Net mounted camera system; Turbidity meter; Scanmar instrumentation; and 600mm Square Mesh Panel (SMP). Objectives: Primary: To obtain Deep Vision footage from a demersal trawl on different ground types and turbidities: typical nephrops grounds (mud), clearer…

    20th October 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 1716A Programme

    Duration: 7-21 September 2016 Sampling Gear: TV drop frame; TV winch and cable; and 2 x day grabs and RoxAnn. Objectives: To undertake grab, underwater television (UTV) and RoxAnn surveys of sea disposal sites and assess the condition of the seabed, identify the predominant benthic epifauna species, and the distribution of man-made debris. Some of…

    20th September 2016

  • Alba na Mara: Survey 0916A Programme

    Duration: 19 May – 07 June 2016 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges Project: 20 days, SU02NS Objectives: To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the East Coast; To age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught; To collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species; To identify and quantify…

    20th May 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0816A Programme

    Duration: 10-17 May 2016 Equipment:  BIGG sledge (Benthic Interactions with Ground Gear) Netting frames and netting samples Rubber matting Load cells Sequoia LISST 100X particle size analysers Aquatec 210TY turbidity meters Video Cameras and Flashback recorders Scanmar units Flowmeters Day grab (including table) Objectives: To estimate hydrodynamic drag for netting samples towed close on the…

    12th May 2016

  • Alba na Mara Survey 0716A Programme

    Duration: 28 April – 07 May 2016 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objectives: To deploy a series of moorings comprising dhan buoys (eight surface marked moorings) and acoustic release systems (22subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (30 C-POD and 10 SM2M) as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme (see Table…

    6th May 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0316A Programme

    Duration: 7-21 March 2016 Equipment: BT 201 Prawn net – rigged with separator grid and two 80 mm codends Trawl doors Sweeps, bridles, backstrops and pennants Spare netting and twine Live capture codends PSL5000 light unit x 2 4 x 10m side emitting light cables Battery pods Video Cameras Flashback recorders and housing Pyramid camera…

    4th March 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0116A Update

    Following a two-day delay in sailing, due to adverse weather on the east coast, Alba sailed early evening on Friday 8th January and made way in heavy seas for Mull. In the shelter from the strong NE winds TV work began along the south side of Mull on Monday 11th, and over the following four days…

    21st January 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0116A Programme

    Duration: 6 – 22 January 2016 Gear: Large TV drop frame; TV sledge; 1 x 600m umbilical towing cable; 1 x armoured cable; Video cameras and associated equipment (plus backup); Four lasers and bracket for the drop frame; 1 x BT201 prawn trawl (plus minimal spares); Day grab and table; Prawn sorting table; Large plankton…

    19th January 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 1915A Programme

    Duration: 4-18 December 2015 Equipment: Sandeel dredge × 2 (modified 4′ scallop dredge with 6″ teeth and spare toothbars) with towing bar and camera attachment; TV camera; and Minilogger (or equivalent – DST). Objectives: To determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment in regions east of the Firth of Forth and…

    8th December 2015