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RV Pelagia PE368 (CHARLET-4)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE368 (CHARLET-4)
Cruise period2013-04-24 — 2013-05-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHet Horntje, Netherlands
Port of returnHet Horntje, Netherlands
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe cruise is part of the project CHARLET. Its main goal is to determine the limiting factors for phytoplankton growth in the North Sea and how changes in limiting resources affect the cellular composition, ecological stoichiometry and species composition of the plankton community.

We studied the biology of plankton (with a major focus on phytoplankton) in the North Sea, along a transect from coastal waters to central North Sea water. This cruise was undertaken as part of larger integrated study with the main merit of assessing the production, composition and losses of phytoplankton in order to determine the limiting factors for phytoplankton growth in the North Sea and study how these limiting factors affect the food quality and species composition of the phytoplankton.
Chief scientistCorina Brussaard (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE368 (CHARLET-4) cruise report pelagia_pe368.pdf — access key 'C' (1.51 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Pelagia PE368 (CHARLET-4) cruise track — pelagia_pe368trk.pdf (00 MB)