FFS Solea 643

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Solea (06SL)
Cruise identifier643
Cruise period2011-07-25 — 2011-08-12
Port of departureCuxhaven, Germany
Port of returnCuxhaven, Germany
ObjectivesDue to hard weather, the departure of FRV Solea was postponed from the 23rd to the 25th of July 2011. On 25 July, the vessel left the port of Cuxhaven and started the scientific programme (normally 3 days working in each box) in Box N (German Bight) on the following day. In general, the scientific program comprised three days with seven hauls a day per box together with three CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth probe) measurements and six plankton samples per day.

The actual sequences of sampled boxes: Box N (German Bight; 3 days), Box K (Danish EEZ; 2 days), Box H (UK EEZ; 3 days), Box P (German EEZ; 3 days), and Box E (Dutch EEZ; 1.5 days). Box F (UK EEZ) was omitted due to hard weather. The program had to be ended on 7 August at noon due to bad weather and FRV Solea docked in Cuxhaven the following day.
Chief scientistVanessa Stelzenmüller (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
Cruise reportFFS Solea 643 cruise report solea_643.pdf (1.45 MB) 
NPRCFFS Solea 643 NPRC solea_643.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificGerman Bight
Track chartsFFS Solea 643 cruise track — solea_643trk.pdf (0.27 MB)