Cruise inventory

RV Celtic Voyager CV16024

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV16024
Cruise period2016-07-03 — 2016-07-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnCork, Ireland
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesCeltic Sea UWTV Survey Leg 1

Objectives

1. Obtain 2016 quality assured estimates of Nephrops burrow densities from a randomised isometric grid of UWTV stations at 4 nautical mile spacing on the Smalls Nephrops grounds.
2. Obtain 2016 quality assured estimates of Nephrops burrow densities from from a randomised isometric grid of UWTV stations at 6 nautical mile spacing Labadie, Cockburn and Jones Banks.
3. Collect ancillary information from the UWTV footage collected at each station such as the occurrence of sea-pens, other macro-benthos and fish species and trawl marks on the sea bed.
4. Collect oceanographic data using a sledge mounted CTD.
5. Sample Nephrops and macro benthos using a 3m beam trawl deployed at ~10 stations on the Smalls only if time allows
6. Satisfy the requirements of the Irish National programme under the EU Data Collection Regulation 1543/2000.
Chief scientistColm Lordan (Marine Institute Galway)
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV16024 NPRC celticvoyager_cv16024.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificSmalls Nephrops grounds. Labadie, Cockburn and Jones Banks.