RV G.O. Sars 2020102

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV G.O. Sars (58G2)
Cruise identifier2020102
Cruise period2020-02-06 — 2020-03-04
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnBergen, Norway
ObjectivesIBTS, International Bottom Trawl Survey, coordinated by the ICES International Bottom Trawl Survey Working Group (IBTSWG). IBTS targets the following commercial finfish species: herring, cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, Norway pout, plaice, mackerel, sprat. The main objective of the IBTS is to provide recruitment indices of these commercial fish species. The whole catch will be sorted, identified, weighed, measured and counted. Plankton nets (MIK) are used to get an early indication of the potential amount of young herring, other fish larvae and pelagic eggs. Parallel to trawling, hydrographic data (salinity, temperature) are collected.
Chief scientistRupert M Wienerroither (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCRV G.O. Sars 2020102 NPRC gosars_2020102.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
North Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea and Skagerrak