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RV Pelagia PE324

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE324
Cruise period2010-09-10 — 2010-10-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDen Helder, Netherlands
Port of returnVigo, Spain
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe major goal of the cruise 64PE324 is to collect observational data and seabed samples for two FP7 EU-funded programs: CoralFISH and HERMIONE. The HERMIONE project is focused on study of various hotspot ecosystems such as canyons (Whittard Canyon) and cold water coral mounds (Belgica Mounds) whereas CoralFISH aims to study relationships between cold water coral ecosystems and fish.

Both projects are so-called integrated projects funded by the European Union and comprise partners belonging to the major European marine institutions. Coordinating institutions are National University Galway (Ireland) and NOC (Southampton, UK), respectively. The shiptime for this cruise is provided by NIOZ.
Chief scientistMarc Lavaleye (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
ProjectCoralFISH & HERMIONE
Coordinating bodyNUI Galway (Ireland) & National Oceanography Centre (UK)
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE324 cruise report pe324.pdf — access key 'C' (15.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Celtic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBelgica Mounds; Whittard Canyon
Track chartsRV Pelagia PE324 cruise track — pe324trk.pdf (00 MB)