Celtic Explorer CE18010

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE18010
Cruise period2018-07-01 — 2018-07-28
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
ObjectivesWestern European Shelf Pelagic Acoustic Survey (WESPAS) Leg 2

a. Survey the boarfish spawning stock using acoustic techniques in ICES division VIIb, c, k, j, h and VIIIa
b. Biological sampling of echotraces to determine species composition, age, spawning state and age profiles of boarfish
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)
ProjectWestern European Shelf Pelagic Acoustic Survey (WESPAS)
NPRCCeltic Explorer CE18010 NPRC celticexplorer_ce18009_10.pdf (0.56 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of the UK and Ireland