FS Alkor AL300

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Alkor (06A6)
Cruise identifierAL300
Cruise period2007-06-06 — 2007-06-18
Port of departureKiel, Germany
Port of returnKiel, Germany
ObjectivesThe cruise was conducted within the framework of the research projects: "GLOBEC, Germany Trophische Wechselwirkung zwischen Zooplankton und Fischen unter dem Einfluss physikalischer Prozesse" and "UNCOVER - UNderstand the mechanisms of stock reCOVERy" (EU FP6 TP8.1 022717). This cruise focused on investigating how hydrographic frontal systems in the Southern North Sea impact on the distribution of plankton and fish, thereby also affecting biological interactions.
Chief scientistMichael St John (Hamburg University Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science)
Coordinating bodyEuropean Union (EU)
NPRCFS Alkor AL300 NPRC alkor_al300.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, between 52°30'N - 55°30'N and 1 °E - 5°E