RV Pelagia PE368 (CHARLET-4)
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Pelagia (64PE)|
|Cruise identifier||PE368 (CHARLET-4)|
|Cruise period||2013-04-24 — 2013-05-03|
|Port of departure||Het Horntje, Netherlands|
|Port of return||Het Horntje, Netherlands|
|Objectives||The 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 scientist||Corina Brussaard (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)|
|Cruise report||(1.51 MB)|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|