RV G.O. Sars 2013101
|Ship name (ship code)||RV G.O. Sars (58G2)|
|Cruise period||2013-01-20 — 2013-02-23|
|Port of departure||Bergen, Norway|
|Port of return||Bergen, Norway|
|Objectives||IBTS quarter 1 multispecies bottom trawl survey, coordinated by ICES. The IBTS survey covers the North Sea and Skagerrak (except Kategatt) and involves 7 countries surveying at the same time; this section covers the North east part of the North west and part of the Central East areas of the North Sea.
On this survey: bottom trawling in water < or like 200m to create trawl indices for several demersal species, MIK trawls in water < or like 200m to provide an index of herring and sprat larvae, MIK-M trawls for fish eggs (along the Utsira-West transect and northwards), a process studies station (not run in 2013), and Utsira W transect (water profiles, nutrients, chlorophyll, oxygen, plankton, algae). Acoustic survey along a portion of the northeast shelf edge for saithe.
Also taking place (not routine): seabird counts (JNC) and gadoid egg incubation experiment.
|Chief scientist||Jennifer Devine (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)|
|Project||ICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)|
|Coordinating body||International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)|