Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set ECLAIR
Ship Côtes De La Manche
Ship owner CNRS
Dates 10/08/2008 - 14/08/2008
Chief scientist(s) PETITGAS Pierre, HURET Martin


IFREMER - Centre de Nantes

Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu

BP 21105


+33(0)2 40.37.41. 67

DOI 10.17600/8480140
Objective The objective of the series of ECLAIR cruises (from March to August 2008) was to temporally monitor the plankton ecosystem in the Gironde river plume, a crucial habitat for the Bay of Biscay anchovy population's viability. These cruises cover the entire season of development, specifying the physical and trophic (phyto- and zooplankton) environment as well as the vertical distribution of eggs and larvae. All these elements are determining factors in better assessing larval survival and finally, recruitment of anchovy in the Bay of Biscay. This last ECLAIR cruise (August 2008) supplied elements about hydrological conditions in mid-summer i.e., the end of the anchovy spawning season and the larval development period. It is related to the STRADA (adaptive population strategies) project in the DEMOSTEM programme.

Data managed by SISMER



Huret MartinORCID, Bourriau Paul, Doray MathieuORCID, Gohin Francis, Petitgas Pierre (2018). Survey timing vs. ecosystem scheduling: Degree-days to underpin observed interannual variability in marine ecosystems. Progress In Oceanography, 166, 30-40. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Gatti Paul, Petitgas Pierre, Huret MartinORCID (2017). Comparing biological traits of anchovy and sardine in the Bay of Biscay: A modelling approach with the Dynamic Energy Budget. Ecological Modelling, 348, 93-109.

Charria GuillaumeORCID, Lazure Pascal, Le Cann Bernard, Serpette Alain, Reverdin Gilles, Louazel Stephanie, Batifoulier Francois, Dumas Franck, Pichon Annick, Morel Yves (2013). Surface layer circulation derived from Lagrangian drifters in the Bay of Biscay. Journal Of Marine Systems, 109-110, S60-S76.

Huret MartinORCID, Sourisseau Marc, Petitgas Pierre, Struski Caroline, Leger Fabien, Lazure Pascal (2013). A multi-decadal hindcast of a physical–biogeochemical model and derived oceanographic indices in the Bay of Biscay. Journal Of Marine Systems, 109, S77-S94. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Huret MartinORCID, Petitgas Pierre, Woillez MathieuORCID (2010). Dispersal kernels and their drivers captured with a hydrodynamic model and spatial indices: A case study on anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) early life stages in the Bay of Biscay. Progress In Oceanography, 87(1-4), 6-17. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :