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RV Belgica 2009-12

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2009-12
Cruise period2009-04-20 — 2009-04-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives (AMORE-3 project)

The study of phytoplankton ecophysiology and more particularly photoadaptation properties.
Test the FlowCAM, a real-time digital imaging flow cytometry in field conditions.

Objectives (BELCOLOUR-2 project)

Backscatter and reflectance measurements
Measurements of primary production using both radio-isotopic and fluorimetric methods and inherent optical properties of case-2 coastal waters.
CO2 measurements
Understanding the relationships between the nature (concentration, composition and size) of particles suspended in turbid coastal waters and their optical properties.

Other objectives

Monitoring the effects of offshore windfarms on marine mammals and on benthic species related to hard substrates.
Chief scientistVéronique Rousseau (Laboratory of Aquatic Systems Ecology, Free University of Brussels)
Cruise reportRV Belgica 2009-12 cruise report belgica_2009-12.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthwestern North Sea
Track chartsRV Belgica 2009-12 cruise track — belgica_2009-12trk.pdf (00 MB)