RV Cefas Endeavour 02/15

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier02/15
Cruise period2015-01-29 — 2015-02-12
Port of departureScheveningen, Netherlands
Port of returnScheveningen, 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). Data on spatial and temporal distribution of fish species are used for ecosystem studies. Also Ichthyoplankton and Hydrography data are collected.
Chief scientistRalf van Hal (Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, IJmuiden)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 44
Description: CTD
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 90
Description: MIK plankton net
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 46
Description: GOV bottom trawl