Cruise inventory

RV Celtic Voyager CV16022

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV16022
Cruise period2016-06-09 — 2016-06-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesPorcupine and Aran UWTV Survey

Objectives

1. Obtain 2016 quality assured estimates of Nephrops burrow densities from a randomised isometric grid of UWTV stations at 3.5 nautical mile spacing on the Aran and 6.0 nmi spacing on the Porcupine Nephrops grounds.
2. Obtain 2016 quality assured estimates of Nephrops burrow densities from other areas in the Celtic Sea if time allows approx. 140 stations.
3. Collect ancillary information from the UWTV footage collected at each station such as the occurrence of sea-pens, other macro-benthos and fish species and trawl marks on the sea bed on the Aran Ground.
4. Collect oceanographic data using a sledge mounted CTD.
5. Sample Nephrops and macro benthos using a 3m beam trawl deployed at ~10 stations on the Smalls ground only if time allows.
6. Satisfy the requirements of the Irish National programme under the EU Data collection regulation 1543/2000.
Chief scientistColm Lordan (Marine Institute Galway)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificPorcupine Seabight