RV Dana 05/2012

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Dana (26D4)
Cruise identifier05/2012
Cruise period2012-04-24 — 2012-05-23
Port of departureHirtshals Havn, Denmark
Port of returnHirtshals Havn, Denmark
ObjectivesCalibration of Echo-sounders and International Acoustic Monitoring of Herring and Blue whiting.

This survey is carried out in order to investigate distribution and migrations of the Atlanto-Scandian herring, blue whiting and other pelagic fish and to produce a biomass index for herring and a recruitment index for blue whiting for the Working Group on Widely Distributed stocks (WGWIDE). Furthermore hydrographic conditions and plankton abundance in the Norwegian Sea and adjacent waters are monitored in order to investigate distribution and migration of herring and other pelagic fishes are influenced by environmental conditions.
Chief scientistKarl-Johan Staehr (Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources), Matthias H F Kloppmann (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
Cruise reportRV Dana 05/2012 cruise report dana_05_2012.pdf (1.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
Track chartsRV Dana 05/2012 cruise track — dana_05_2012trk.pdf (0.41 MB)