Thalassa CGFS2016

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Thalassa (35HT)
Cruise identifierCGFS2016
Cruise period2016-09-23 — 2016-10-15
Port of departureBoulogne, France
Port of returnBrest, France
ObjectivesThe bottom trawl surveys CGFS are conducted every year in autumn since 1988, and provide data required for assessing the marine resources in the English Channel (identification of species, abundance/biomass, size structure, biological sampling for species of commercial interest). Moreover, in the MSFD context, this survey is used to monitor the whole ecosystem (pelagic habitats, benthic habitats, monitoring of gelatinous organisms, top-predators, and monitoring microplastics).

Chief scientistMorgane Travers-Trolet (IFREMER Channel and North Sea Centre)
NPRCThalassa CGFS2016 NPRC thalassa_cgfs2016.pdf (0.32 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel