RV G.O. Sars 2016101

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV G.O. Sars (58G2)
Cruise identifier2016101
Cruise period2016-01-12 — 2016-02-12
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnBergen, Norway
ObjectivesIBTS, International Bottom Trawl Survey, coordinated by the ICES International Bottom Trawl Survey Working Group (IBTSWG). IBTS now targets the following commercial finfish species: herring, cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, Norway pout, mackerel, sprat. The main objective of the IBTS is to provide recruitment indices of these commercial fish species. Plankton nets (MIK) are used to get an early indication of the potential amount of young herring and other larvae. Parallel to trawling, hydrographic data (salinity, temperature) are collected. Survey also includes sampling gadoid larvae and eggs and a hydrographical transect from Utsira W to Start Point.
Chief scientistJennifer Devine (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCRV G.O. Sars 2016101 NPRC gosars_2016101.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea (E-W transect along 59.28N)