FFS Solea 676

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Solea (06SL)
Cruise identifier676
Cruise period2013-07-24 — 2013-08-12
Port of departureCuxhaven, Germany
Port of returnCuxhaven, Germany

1. To participate in the German Small-scale Bottom Trawl Survey (GSBTS) to monitor the fish fauna in 6 out of 12 small areas (boxes).
2. To investigate the hydrographical conditions within the boxes (vertical distribution of temperature, salinity and turbidity).
3. To monitor the zooplankton within the boxes.


On the 24th of July 2013 Solea left Cuxhaven and started the following day in Box N (German Bight) the scientific program. In general, the scientific program comprised three days with 7 hauls a day per box together with three CTD measurements and six plankton samples per day. Figure 1 shows the actual sequences of sampled boxes: Box N (German Bight; 3 days), Box K (Danish EEZ; 3 days), Box H (British EEZ; 3 days), Box P (German EEZ; 2 days), and Box E (Dutch EEZ; 3 days), and Box F (British EEZ; 3 days). The program ended on the 11th of August at 6 pm and the Solea docked in Cuxhaven the following day.
Chief scientistVanessa Stelzenmüller (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
Cruise reportFFS Solea 676 cruise report solea_676.pdf (0.58 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificGerman Bight and Central North Sea