The Series of ICES Survey Protocols (SISP) is an online series of ecosystem (fishery) survey manuals, covering the protocols and procedures used in ICES-coordinated fisheries and ecosystem surveys, including trawl, acoustic, and ichthyoplankton surveys. SISP will also be available to ICES coordinated regional integrated ecosystem surveys conducted using different sampling gears.
Survey protocols and manuals are living documents. Pre-2012 versions of the manuals will not be included in the series, and manuals will be updated as required. The manuals will only be available electronically, and the latest versions can be found in our online library.
Supporting Officer Alondra Sofia Rodriguez helps coordinate production of the SISP manuals.
Manual for the Midwater Ring Net sampling during IBTS Q1 2013 Revision 22017 Version 3 (Latest)
A metadata convention for processed acoustic data from active acoustic systems2012 Version 1.0 2014 Version 1.052016 Version 1.10 (Latest)
Manual for AEPM and DEPM fecundity (WGMEGS)2016 Version 11 2019 Version 12 (Latest)
Manual for the mackerel and horse mackerel egg surveys (MEGS): sampling at sea2014 Version 1.3 2019 Version 2.2 (Latest)
Manual for the Baltic International Trawl Surveys (BITS)2014 Version 12017 Version 2 (Latest)
Manual for the International Baltic Acoustic Surveys (IBAS)2014 Version 1.02017 Version 2.0 (Latest)
Manual for International Pelagic Surveys (IPS)2015 Version 1.00 (Latest)
Manual for the International Bottom Trawl Surveys 2012 Revision VIII2015 Revision IX 2019 Version 10 (Latest)
SISP 11Manual for the International Deep Pelagic Ecosystem Survey in the Irminger Sea and Adjacent Waters2015 Version 1 (Latest)
SISP 12Coming soon
Manual for egg survey for winter spawning fish in the North Sea
2018 Version 2 (Latest)
Manual for the Offshor Beam Trawl Surveys (BEAM)2016 Version 3.0 2019 Version 3.4 (Latest)
Manual of the IBTS North Eastern Atlantic Surveys 2017 Version 4 (Latest)