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RV Celtic Voyager CV13018

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV13018
Cruise period2013-06-24 — 2013-07-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCork, Ireland
Port of returnCork, Ireland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCeltic Sea UWTV Survey. Since 2006 the Marine Institute have carried UWTV surveys of the Celtic Sea Nephrops grounds which includes the Smalls and Labadie Nephrops grounds. The results of the survey series were used to describe the abundance, distribution and estimate the biomass of Nephrops in the Celtic Sea.

Objectives

1. To obtain 2013 quality assured estimates of Nephrops burrow densities from a randomised isometric grid of UWTV stations at 4.5 nautical mile spacing on the Smalls and Labadie Nephrops grounds.
2. To obtain 2013 quality assured estimates of Nephrops burrow densities from other areas in the Celtic Sea.
3. To collect ancillary information from the UWTV footage collected at each station such as the occurrence of sea-pens, other macro-benthos and fish species and trawl marks on the sea bed.
4. To collect oceanographic data using a sledge mounted CTD.
5. To satisfy the requirements of the Irish National programme under the 'Data collection regulation' EC Regulation 1543/2000.
Chief scientistJennifer Doyle (Marine Institute Galway)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificPorcupine Bank