NURSE 2009

Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set NURSE
Ship Gwen Drez
Ship owner Ifremer
Dates 25/08/2009 - 15/09/2009
Chief scientist(s) BRIND'AMOUR Anik ORCID


IFREMER - Centre de Nantes

Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu

BP 21105


+33(0)2 40.37.41. 67

DOI 10.17600/9050070
Objective The objectives of NURSE 2009 were to collect data for the monitoring and understanding of anthropogenic impacts in the coastal zone, particularly on late summer nurseries which are essential habitats playing a determining role in the recruitment of juveniles of several fish species: Sampling of benthic and demersal populations (both commercial and non commercial) contributing to develop indicators for the quality of nursery habitats and indicators for coastal populations' status; Sampling of the epibenthic and demersal vagile fauna on the Landes coast aiming to analyze and compare fisheries impacts on the composition of populations between the sectors which are selectively fished and the sectors which are trawled; Monitoring of the fish nursery in the Bay of Vilaine to study the hydrological forcing, the benthos-fish coupling and the trophic structure determining the dependence of fisheries species with respect to the different habitats of this nursery. This cruise was part of two complementary Ifremer programmes, i.e. DEMOSTEM (Theme IV) and DYSCO (Theme II). However, it is identified in the AIG project (Integrated action for the Bay of Biscay study site) of DEMOSTEM. The cruise will also provide a contribution to other projects and actions on complementary themes: the STRADA project of the DEMOSTEM programme and the FIS-cruises action of the SIDEPECHE programme (Theme IV). NURSE09 contributes to the SelFish project financed by the Pew Institute for Ocean Science and led by Marie-Joëlle Rochet at the Ecology and Models for fisheries science department (EMH) in Nantes.

Data managed by SISMER



Brind'Amour Anik, Laffargue PascalORCID, Morin Jocelyne, Vaz SandrineORCID, Foveau AurelieORCID, Le Bris Herve (2014). Morphospecies and taxonomic sufficiency of benthic megafauna in scientific bottom trawl surveys. Continental Shelf Research, 72, 1-9. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Trimoreau E., Archambault Benoit, Brind'Amour Anik, Lepage Mario, Guitton Jerome, Le Pape O. (2013). A quantitative estimate of the function of soft-bottom sheltered coastal areas as essential flatfish nursery habitat. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 133, 193-205. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

References of Technical Reports

Delaunay Damien, Brind'Amour Anik (2018). Manuel des protocoles de campagne halieutique. Campagnes « Nourriceries ». R.ODE/VIGIES/DCSMM.

Talidec CatherineORCID, Augris Claude, Rouyer Armelle, Brind'Amour Anik, Pitel-Roudaut Mathilde, Tanguy Nina, Woillez MathieuORCID, Caill-Milly Nathalie, De Casamajor Marie-NoelleORCID, Simplet LaureORCID (2013). Observation des ressources halieutiques par les campagnes scientifiques françaises. Façades "Bretagne" et "Sud-Gascogne".