Cruise inventory

Smolensk 01/06

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Smolensk (RU9H)
Cruise identifier01/06
Cruise period2006-03-01 — 2006-05-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureUnknown, Russian Federation
Port of returnUnknown, Russian Federation
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTrawl and acoustic survey for blue whiting and mackerel stocks. Trawl survey of the Rockall haddock stock. Complex oceanographic survey of the Norwegian Sea aimed at development of long-term collaboration within the framework of ICES. Fish distribution will be investigated with hydroacoustic devices. Check trawlings will be made by midwater and bottom trawls with a minimum mesh size of 16 mm in the codend. Oceanographic observations including water temperature and salinity measurements and hydrochemical investigations will be carried out at stations of standard hydrographic sections and at trawl stations. Plankton samples will be taken by a Juday net.
Chief scientistIvan A Oganin (Polar Res. Ins. of Mar. Fisheries + Ocean. Russia)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)