RV Pelagia PE324
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Pelagia (64PE)|
|Cruise period||2010-09-10 — 2010-10-02|
|Port of departure||Den Helder, Netherlands|
|Port of return||Vigo, Spain|
|Objectives||The 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 scientist||Marc Lavaleye (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)|
|Project||CoralFISH & HERMIONE|
|Coordinating body||NUI Galway (Ireland) & National Oceanography Centre (UK)|
|Cruise report||(15.14 MB)|
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||Belgica Mounds; Whittard Canyon|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|