Tridens IBTS2012

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Tridens (64T2)
Cruise identifierIBTS2012
Cruise period2012-01-23 — 2012-02-17
Port of departureUnknown, Netherlands
Port of returnUnknown, Netherlands
ObjectivesThe IBTS is designed to acquire recruitment indices and tuning data for several finfish species. The recruitment indices are used in ICES assessment working groups (herring, North Sea demersal fish, mackerel) and ACOM. Data on spatial and temporal distribution of fish species are used for ecosystem studies. Furthermore to obtain hydrographical data (CTD stations).
Chief scientistRalf van Hal (Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, IJmuiden)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCTridens IBTS2012 NPRC tridens_20120123.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificEastern Channel and southern North Sea