FFS Walther Herwig III 376
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)|
|Cruise period||2014-07-28 — 2014-08-23|
|Port of departure||Bremerhaven, Germany|
|Port of return||Bremerhaven, Germany|
|Objectives||WH 376 covered fisheries research representing the German contribution to the International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) in quarter III, as well as one component of the two‐ship operation in the German Small‐scale Bottom Trawl Survey (GSBTS). Both surveys use the same principle fishing methods but at different spatial scales, applying a GOV bottom trawl, accompanied by hydrographic
measurements, investigations of benthic epifauna, infauna and sediments. Besides the regular survey tasks, additional sampling was performed during WH 376 at GSBTS and IBTS stations, respectively, for several research projects, including a PhD programme.
97 stations were sampled in the North Sea. While the IBTS programme could be fully covered, the GSBTS programme had to be cut down heavily due to very unfavourable weather conditions during the second half of the cruise. Storms with strengths of up to 12 Beaufort required many days of weathering and led to a substantial loss of usable ship time. In one of the GSBTS Boxes (Box D), only one single haul could be performed.
|Chief scientist||Anne Sell (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)|
|Project||ICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)|
|Coordinating body||International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)|
|Cruise report||(0.47 MB)|
|Track charts||(0.18 MB)|