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RV Cefas Endeavour 15/13 Leg2

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier15/13 Leg2
Cruise period2013-08-23 — 2013-09-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAims

1. To carry out a groundfish survey of the North Sea as part of the ICES coordinated IBTS, using a standard GOV trawl in order to obtain information on:
a. Distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species caught.
b. Age - length distribution of selected species.
c. Distribution of fish in relation to their environment.
d. Distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris.
e. Surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using CTD rosette and Niskin Bottle.
f. Length weight & maturity information using individual fish measurements, in support of the EU Data Regulation.
2. Fish a minimum of 10 selected stations with 'Poly GOV' in Northern area of the sampling grid.
3. Total alkalinity and dissolved in/organic carbon analysis of seawater by filtration at every station.

Plan

The second half of the survey will sail from Aberdeen on the morning of 23 August and the survey will continue and dock in Lowestoft on 3 September.
Chief scientistBrian F M Harley (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 15/13 Leg2 cruise track — endeavour15_13trk.pdf (00 MB)