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RV Pelagia PE374 (GA04N Leg3)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE374 (GA04N Leg3)
Cruise period2013-07-25 — 2013-08-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureIstanbul, Turkey
Port of returnLisbon, Portugal
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesOriginally 25 stations were planned for leg 3 of the MedBlack GEOTRACES cruises. However, because we did not get permission to sample in French waters we could only sample 19 stations. As a consequence we did not sample in the Ligurian Sea. The participants boarded the RV Pelagia at 10:00 am on 25 July 2013. The Pelagia left Istanbul early in the afternoon for leg 3 of the MedBlack GEOTRACES cruises. The first station was on 27 July. All CTDs worked well at station 1. However, from station 8 onwards the CTD casts were plagued by communication problems between the CTD and the computer in the CTD control room. Due to this problems we missed 1 UCC CTD cast at station 16. All other stations and casts were nevertheless successfully sampled. A cubic meter container was filled with ultraclean 0.2 μm filtered surface seawater for Hans Slagter and Loes Gerringa on 7 August 2013 between 05:55 am UTC (after station 18) and 18:40 UTC before station 19. The weather conditions stayed good throughout the expedition. We arrived in Lisbon in the morning of 11 August.
Chief scientistMicha J A Rijkenberg (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE374 (GA04N Leg3) cruise report pe374.pdf — access key 'C' (7.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralTyrrhenian Sea (Mediterranean Sea)
Ionian Sea (Mediterranean Sea)
Balearic (Iberian) Sea (Mediterranean Sea)
Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea)
Track chartsRV Pelagia PE374 (GA04N Leg3) cruise track — pe374trk.pdf (00 MB)