Cruise inventory

RV Johan Hjort 2016208

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Johan Hjort (58J3)
Cruise identifier2016208
Cruise period2016-07-15 — 2016-08-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnBergen, Norway
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe main objective is to take part in the IBTS, International Bottom Trawl Survey, coordinated by ICES, which estimates indexes for fish species, such as cod, whiting, haddock, saithe, herring, mackerel, and select invertebrates. Survey also includes an acoustic survey for saithe (used in the North Sea saithe assessment), a hydrographical transect (Utsirea to Start Point), sampling for process/larval studies, and monitoring of chemical contaminants, including radionuclides, in sediments, seawater and marine organisms (fish tissues). If time allows, a second hydrographic transect will also be attempted: Hanstholm to Aberdeen.
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 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNothern North sea