Thalassa IBTS11

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Thalassa (35HT)
Cruise identifierIBTS11
Cruise period2011-01-14 — 2011-02-13
Port of departureBrest, France
Port of returnBoulogne, France
ObjectivesMain objective: Constructing time-series of abundance indexes for the main commercial species in the North Sea and Eastern English Channel. (Assessment of main commercial fish stocks). Larval index calculated for herring and sprat. Additional objectives: - Logging of acoustic data (for later analysis); - Egg sampling using the CUFES (Continuous Underway Fish Egg Sampler) in the North Sea; - Study on hydrological, phytoplankton and zooplankton compartments. The related project is the International Bottom Trawl Survey. Assessments of community managed fisheries.
Chief scientistYves Verin (IFREMER Channel and North Sea Centre)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCThalassa IBTS11 NPRC thalassa_ibts11.pdf (0.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea