FFS Solea 660

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Solea (06SL)
Cruise identifier660
Cruise period2012-08-17 — 2012-08-26
Port of departureCuxhaven, Germany
Port of returnCuxhaven, Germany

1. To participate in the ICES co-ordinated International Beam Trawl Survey in the North Sea
2. Distribution of temperature and salinity in the area of investigation


The port of Cuxhaven was left on 17.8., steaming overnight with good weather conditions to the area scheduled for the Beam Trawl Survey west of Sylt, north of the Danish border (ca. 55°N). The following days the offshore stations were sampled from south to north, while the inshore stations were investigated from north to south. Due to a storm front the survey was aborted early in the afternoon on August 25. With the abandonment of two hauls the survey ended in the early hours of 26.8. in Cuxhaven.
Chief scientistKay Panten (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
ProjectICES International Beam Trawl Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportFFS Solea 660 cruise report solea_660.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificGerman Bight
Track chartsFFS Solea 660 cruise track — solea_660trk.pdf (0.02 MB)