FFS Walther Herwig III 366

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier366
Cruise period2013-07-26 — 2013-08-20
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesThis cruise covered fisheries research representing the German contribution to the International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) in quarter III, as well as one component of the two‐ship operation in the German Small‐scale Bottom Trawl Survey (GSBTS). Both surveys use the same principle fishing methods but at different spatial scales, applying a GOV bottom trawl, accompanied by hydrographic measurements, investigations of benthic epifauna, infauna and sediments.


1. Biological monitoring of bottom fish stocks and fish assemblages for the International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
2. Biological monitoring of bottom fish assemblages for the German Small-scale Bottom Trawl Survey (GSBTS)
3. Hydrography
4. Chemical oceanography
5. Monitoring of epibenthos
6. Sediment sampling
7. Seabird observations
Chief scientistAnne Sell (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportFFS Walther Herwig III 366 cruise report waltherherwigiii_366.pdf (0.75 MB) 
NPRCFFS Walther Herwig III 366 NPRC waltherherwig_366.pdf (0.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificGerman Bight, central and northern North Sea.
Track chartsFFS Walther Herwig III 366 cruise track — waltherherwigiii_366trk.pdf (0.75 MB)