Cruise inventory

RV Belgica 2004-03

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2004-03
Cruise period2004-02-23 — 2004-02-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBiogeochemical cycling of N, P and C in the North Sea. Circular track (anticlock round) around the Southern Bight of the North Sea and track along the french coast untill Barfleur with continuous measurements of NO3, NH4, Si(OH)4, PO4, pCO2, pH and O2. Incubation experiments of uptake and regeneration process measurements for N, P and C at 5 stations. Phytoplankton counting and identification. Sediment cores taken at a few stations to determine sediment-water exchange rates.
Chief scientistNatacha Brion (Free University of Brussels Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificBelgian, Dutch, French and UK continental shelves