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Celtic Explorer CE13006

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE13006
Cruise period2013-03-26 — 2013-04-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives
1. Survey the blue whiting spawning stock using acoustic techniques in coordination with vessel from other participating vessels.
2. Biological sampling of echotraces to determine species composition, age, spawning state and age profiles of blue whiting.
3. Carry out measurments of both vertical and hoizontal physical oceanographic conditions encountered along the pre-determined cruise track.
4. Take part in inter-calibration exercise for acoustic data gathering with biological samples.
Chief scientistGarvan O'Donnell (Marine Institute Galway)
ProjectICES Blue Whiting Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea