1) To take part in the ICES Young Fish Survey in the North Sea.
2) From the 13/02/1982 til the 14/02/1982 'Explorer' docked in Ebsjerg to exchange information and scientific samples with the Danish Fisheries Institute and the French research vessel 'Thalassa'
3) Cod, haddock, whiting and saithe were sexed and aged
4) Preliminary data was exchanged with 'Tridens' on a regular basis during the duration of the cruise
Andrew W Newton (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
North Sea, Arbroath, Firth of Forth, Dogger Bank, German Bight, Ebsjerg, Danish coast, Fair Isle grounds, Shetland Isles, Orkneys, Moray Firth
Water bottle stations
Quantity: number of stations = 38 Description: top & bottom
Quantity: number of stations = 3
Biology and fisheries
Eggs and larvae
Quantity: number of hauls = 54 Description: pathology, 2 night hauls for pre-metamorphosis herring larvae were made in 28 of the statistical squares in which bottom trawling took place
Quantity: number of hauls = 38 Description: GOV trawls in 33 different squares