FS Alkor AL221

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Alkor (06A6)
Cruise identifierAL221
Cruise period2003-06-15 — 2003-06-24
Port of departureKiel, Germany
Port of returnKiel, Germany
ObjectivesThe cruise will be conducted within the framework of the research projects: GLOBEC-Germany, Trophische Wechselwirkung zwischen Zooplankton und Fischen unter dem Einflub physikalischer Prozesse and LIFECO, Linking hydrographic frontal activity to ecosystem dynamics in the North Sea and Skagerrak: Importance to fish stock recruitment (EUQ5RS-2000-30183).

This cruise will focus on investigating how hydrographic frontal systems in the North Sea impact the recruitment success of sprat (Sprattus sprattus). This ALKOR 221 cruise will be part of a two-ship survey and will be conducted in parallel with cruises of RV Heincke (1st leg, German Bight) and RV Dana (2nd leg, Doggerbank).
Chief scientistJens Floeter (Hamburg University Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science)
NPRCFS Alkor AL221 NPRC alkor_al221.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificGerman Bight, Dogger Bank.