RV Belgica 2010-23
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Belgica (11BE)|
|Cruise period||2010-09-13 — 2010-09-16|
|Port of departure||Zeebrugge, Belgium|
|Port of return||Zeebrugge, Belgium|
UMONS will test the FlowCAM, a real-time digital imaging flow cytometry in field conditions, and more particularly the possibility for continuous measurements and real-time analysis of natural phytoplankton communities present in spring in the Southern Bight of the North Sea. Tests will be performed by pumping seawater directly in the FlowCAM along transects realized between sampling tations.
Make in-situ measurements simultaneous with satellite overpasses of MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) and MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer), measurements of a very detailed set of apparent and inherent optical properties (optical closure, characterisation of specific inherent optical properties for use in algorithm calibration/evaluation) and
measurement of carbon-related parameters (partial pressure of CO2, primary production).
Analysis of dissolved oxygen, pH and total alkalinity as well as continuous measurements of pCO2 at each BELCOLOUR-2 station.
Underwater light measurements.
BELISSIMA (Belgian Ice Sheet - Shelf Ice Measurements in Antarctica) project.
|Chief scientist||Kevin Denis (Digital Ecology of Aquatic Environments, University of Mons)|
|Cruise report||(0.20 MB)|
|Specific||Southwestern North Sea|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|