Cruise inventory

RV G.O. Sars 2013101

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV G.O. Sars (58G2)
Cruise identifier2013101
Cruise period2013-01-20 — 2013-02-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnBergen, Norway
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesIBTS 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 scientistJennifer Devine (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSkagerrak
North Sea