RV Cefas Endeavour 15/13 Leg1

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier15/13 Leg1
Cruise period2013-08-03 — 2013-08-21
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, 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.


RV Cefas Endeavour will sail from Lowestoft at 07:00 on 3 August and begin fishing. Cefas Endeavour will proceed to stations in the southernmost North Sea and start the IBTS survey. The survey will then continue northwards until docking in Aberdeen on the evening of 21 August for a mid-cruise break to allow personnel changes, and if required to have the Scanmar sensors calibrated.
Chief scientistSophy McCully Phillips (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 15/13 Leg1 cruise programme endeavour15_13.pdf  (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 15/13 Leg1 cruise track — endeavour15_13trk.pdf (0.07 MB)