The expedition was included within SLU:s International Bottom Trawl Survey and covered the Skagerrak and the Kattegat. Also during the expedition, SMHIs standard frequent stations were visited. 9 stations with complete hydrography were sampled in the Skagerrak and 12 stations in the Kattegat. Surface temperatures were normal for the season, while the surface salinity was slightly above normal. All nutrients showed normal values in both sea areas. Oxygen conditions in the bottom waters of Skagerrak were good, while in parts of the southern Kattegat some low values were measured.