RV Cefas Endeavour 15/13 Leg2
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise identifier||15/13 Leg2|
|Cruise period||2013-08-23 — 2013-09-03|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
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.
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 scientist||Brian F M Harley (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Project||ICES International Bottom Trawl Survey|
|Coordinating body||International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|