Celtic Explorer CE16019

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE16019
Cruise period2016-10-07 — 2016-10-27
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
ObjectivesCeltic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey


a. Survey the herring spawning stock using acoustic techniques
b. Biological sampling of echotraces to determine species composition, age, spawning state and age profiles of herring
c. Carry out measurements of both vertical and horizontal physical oceanographic conditions encountered along the pre-determined cruise track.
D. Marine mammal and seabird sighting survey.
Chief scientistCiaran O'Donnell (Marine Institute Galway)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCCeltic Explorer CE16019 NPRC celticexplorer_ce16019.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificSouthwest of Ireland and Celtic Sea 52°N to 51°N, 06°W to 11°W
Track chartsCeltic Explorer CE16019 cruise track — celticexplorer_ce16019trk.pdf (0.06 MB)