Cruise inventory

RV Belgica 2007-02

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2007-02
Cruise period2007-02-05 — 2007-02-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCruise in the frame of the research project IDEV: Development of a long-term strategy for the Belgian fishing fleet with the aim of developing an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable fishery. The purpose of the cruise is to test environment friendly and fuel saving adaptations to the beam trawl. Alternative gears like the outrigger otter trawl will by tried as well.
Chief scientistHans Polet (RBINS Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBelgian, Dutch, French and UK Continental Shelves.