Hegur 2011813

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Hegur (58HD)
Cruise identifier2011813
Cruise period2011-06-28 — 2011-07-18
Port of departureUnknown, Norway
Port of returnUnknown, Norway
ObjectivesCollect sighting information for estimating abundance of whales, especially minke whales, as part of a long-term survey program to cover the Northeast Atlantic over the years 2008-2013.Vessel cruising on tracklines (transects) with dedicated observers looking for whales. Data collected are: species, position, position relative to vessel, weather data and other covariates. There will also be conducted experiments on whale observer's judgments of distance with the help of ordinary buoys at 1-2 nautical miles distance. No fish sampling is involved.
Chief scientistNils Øien (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
NPRCHegur 2011813 NPRC hegur_2011813.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)