Thalassa IBTS16

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Thalassa (35HT)
Cruise identifierIBTS16
Cruise period2016-01-19 — 2016-02-20
Port of departureBrest, France
Port of returnBoulogne, France
ObjectivesICES International Bottom Trawl Survey - Evaluations in Community fisheries management.

In addition to the work done for the IBTS programme, the following is carried out
1. An acoustic prospection in the Channel
2. A study on fish spwaning areas using the Continuous Underwater Fish Eggs Sampler device (CUFES),
3. A species-specific winter abundance and distribution of the winter planktonic community (phyto- and zooplankton)
4. A monitoring study on the structure and distribution of the benthic macro invertebrate communities.

Chief scientistYves Verin (IFREMER Channel and North Sea Centre)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCThalassa IBTS16 NPRC thalassa_ibts2016.pdf (0.58 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea and Eastern English Channel