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RV Pelagia PE215

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE215
Cruise period2003-07-24 — 2003-08-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHet Horntje, Netherlands
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe distribution, morphology and sedimentology of mud mounds in the Faeroe Shetland Channel and carbonate mounds at the SW Rockall Trough Margin. Cruise was carried out within the framework of the European Science Foundation funded Moundforce project, which forms part of the EUROMARGIN program. The aim of the project is to study the forcing conditions of cold water carbonate mound formation and to test the hypothesis of a possible linkage between (hydrocarbon related) cold seeps and the development of carbonate mounds, cold water benthic communities and authigenic carbonate formation. Another goal of the cruise was to study irregular shaped mound-like structures at the seabed in the northern Faeroe-Shetland Channel.
Chief scientistHenk de Haas (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
ProjectMoundforce
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE215 cruise report pelagia_pe215.pdf — access key 'C' (45.44 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaeroe Shetland Channel. SW Rockall Trough Margin.