1. Participation in the German Small-Scale Bottom Trawl Survey (GSBTS) to monitor the fish fauna in 6 out of 12 small areas (boxes).
2. Investigation of the hydrographical conditions within the boxes (vertical distribution of temperature, salinity and turbidity).
FRV Solea left Cuxhaven on the 22nd of July 2016 and started its scientific program the following day in Box P. In general, the scientific program consisted of three days with 7 hauls per day within each box. Each day at least two CTD casts were deployed. The scheduled personnel exchange was carried out around noon of the 30th of July in Esbjerg. The scientific program continued from the 31st of July until the 7th of August. The vessel returned to Cuxhaven on the 8th of August 2016.
Vanessa Stelzenmüller (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)