RV Dana 01/2019

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Dana (26D4)
Cruise identifier01/2019
Cruise period2019-01-03 — 2019-01-22
Port of departureEsbjerg Havn, Denmark
Port of returnHirtshals Havn, Denmark
ObjectivesThe International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) is an internationally coordinated ICES program. The survey aims to provide ICES assessment and science groups with consistent and standardized data for examining spatial and temporal changes in (a) the distribution and relative abundance of fish and fish assemblages and (b) of the biological parameters of commercial fish species for stock assessment purposes.


- Determine the distribution and relative abundance of pre-recruits of the main commercial species with a view of deriving recruitment indices
- Monitor changes in the stocks of commercial fish species independently of commercial fisheries data
- Monitor the distribution and re lative abundance of all fish species and selected invertebrates
- Collect data for the determination of biological parameters for selected species
- Collect hydrographical and environmental information
- Determine the abundance and distribution of late herring larvae
Chief scientistMatthias H F Kloppmann (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Bremerhaven)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportRV Dana 01/2019 cruise report dana_01_2019.pdf (0.76 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea