Cruise inventory

RV Belgica BG9412

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9412
Cruise period1994-04-20 — 1994-05-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesGlobal Change/OMEX Biochemistry. IMPULSE Programme. MUMM contribution - sampling stations, trackplot, SCTD profiles and horizontal profiles of salinity, temperature and fluorescence.

During the first leg of the cruise 13 stations were sampled. The ship zigzagged along the French continental shelf. Stations 1-7 and 9 were sampled during a 2-4 hour stop. Stations 8 (22 hours) and 10 (14 hours) - processus studies carried out. Stations 11-13 could not be sampled due to bad weather. So, 2 Irish coastal stations sampled instead. Belgica berthed at Cork 28th April - 1st May. During the second leg, stations 15 (OMEX 1) and 17 (OMEX 2) were sampled. At the station 17 the Sea-Bird SBE911plus system was lost resulting in the termination of the cruise.
Chief scientistRoland Wollast (Free University of Brussels, Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry)
ProjectBelgian Global Change Impulse Programme/OMEX
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9412 cruise report belgica94_12.pdf — access key 'C' (1.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFrench Continental Shelf, La Chapelle Bank, Meriadzek Terrace, Holeopen Bay East, Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9412 cruise track — belgica94_12track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: SCTD data was gathered during the cruise.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 13
Description: Horizontal profiles of temperature, salinity and fluorescence were made throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 13
Description: Horizontal profiles of temperature, salinity and fluorescence were made throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
57  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12716881994-04-20 21:01 45° 55' 21" N  3° 2' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271688
12717071994-04-21 07:41 46° 15' 22" N  4° 44' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271707
12717191994-04-21 10:31 46° 15' 31" N  4° 44' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271719
12717201994-04-21 13:05 46° 23' 5" N  4° 31' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271720
12717321994-04-21 19:58 46° 47' 17" N  5° 28' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271732
12717441994-04-21 22:22 46° 48' 5" N  5° 28' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271744
12717561994-04-22 07:05 46° 53' 14" N  5° 15' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271756
12717681994-04-22 13:26 47° 13' 10" N  6° 16' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271768
12717811994-04-22 14:54 47° 12' 43" N  6° 16' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271781
12717931994-04-22 18:06 47° 21' 18" N  6° 5' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271793
12718001994-04-24 07:14 47° 23' 2" N  7° 16' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271800
12718121994-04-24 11:39 47° 36' 44" N  7° 8' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271812
12718241994-05-02 04:48 49° 24' 28" N  11° 33' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271824
12718361994-05-02 06:40 49° 24' 48" N  11° 32' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271836
12718481994-04-27 07:52 51° 32' 56" N  8° 15' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271848
12718611994-04-26 05:27 51° 37' 7" N  8° 31' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271861
12721451994-04-20 21:01 45° 55' 21" N  3° 2' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272145
12721571994-04-21 07:41 46° 15' 22" N  4° 44' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272157
12721691994-04-21 10:31 46° 15' 31" N  4° 44' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272169
12721701994-04-21 13:05 46° 23' 5" N  4° 31' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272170
12721821994-04-21 19:58 46° 47' 17" N  5° 28' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272182
12721941994-04-21 22:22 46° 48' 5" N  5° 28' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272194
12722011994-04-22 07:05 46° 53' 14" N  5° 15' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272201
12722131994-04-22 13:26 47° 13' 10" N  6° 16' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272213
12722251994-04-22 14:54 47° 12' 43" N  6° 16' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272225
12722371994-04-22 18:06 47° 21' 18" N  6° 5' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272237
12722491994-04-24 07:14 47° 23' 2" N  7° 16' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272249
12722501994-04-24 11:39 47° 36' 44" N  7° 8' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272250
12722621994-05-02 04:48 49° 24' 28" N  11° 33' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272262
12722741994-05-02 06:40 49° 24' 48" N  11° 32' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272274
12722861994-05-02 19:26 49° 10' 56" N  12° 48' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272286
12722981994-04-27 07:52 51° 32' 56" N  8° 15' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272298
12723051994-04-26 05:27 51° 37' 7" N  8° 31' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272305
16779901994-04-20 21:01 45° 55' 21" N  3° 2' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1677990
16780041994-04-21 07:41 46° 15' 22" N  4° 44' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678004
16780161994-04-21 13:05 46° 23' 5" N  4° 31' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678016
16780281994-04-21 19:58 46° 47' 17" N  5° 28' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678028
16780411994-04-22 07:05 46° 53' 14" N  5° 15' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678041
16780531994-04-22 13:26 47° 13' 10" N  6° 16' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678053
16780651994-04-24 07:14 47° 23' 2" N  7° 16' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678065
16780771994-04-26 05:27 51° 37' 7" N  8° 31' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678077
16542111994-04-20 21:01 45° 55' 21" N  3° 2' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654211
16542231994-04-21 07:41 46° 15' 22" N  4° 44' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654223
16542351994-04-21 10:31 46° 15' 31" N  4° 44' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654235
16542471994-04-21 13:05 46° 23' 5" N  4° 31' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654247
16542591994-04-21 19:58 46° 47' 17" N  5° 28' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654259
16542601994-04-22 07:05 46° 53' 14" N  5° 15' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654260
16542721994-04-22 13:26 47° 13' 10" N  6° 16' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654272
16542841994-04-22 14:54 47° 12' 43" N  6° 16' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654284
16542961994-04-22 18:06 47° 21' 18" N  6° 5' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654296
16543031994-04-24 07:14 47° 23' 2" N  7° 16' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654303
16543151994-04-24 11:39 47° 36' 44" N  7° 8' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654315
16543271994-05-02 04:48 49° 24' 28" N  11° 33' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654327
16543391994-05-02 06:40 49° 24' 48" N  11° 32' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654339
16543401994-05-02 19:26 49° 10' 56" N  12° 48' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654340
16543521994-04-27 07:52 51° 32' 56" N  8° 15' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654352
16543641994-04-26 05:27 51° 37' 7" N  8° 31' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654364
17  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8839381994-04-22 14:10 47° 12' 43" N  6° 16' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 883938
8839511994-04-20 20:50 45° 55' 21" N  3° 2' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 883951
8839631994-04-21 06:24 46° 15' 22" N  4° 44' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 883963
8839751994-04-21 12:50 46° 23' 5" N  4° 31' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 883975
8839871994-04-21 18:28 46° 47' 17" N  5° 28' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 883987
8839991994-04-22 06:51 46° 53' 14" N  5° 15' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 883999
8840021994-04-22 12:56 47° 13' 10" N  6° 16' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884002
8840141994-04-22 17:58 47° 21' 18" N  6° 5' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884014
8840261994-04-26 05:18 51° 37' 7" N  8° 31' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884026
8840381994-04-27 07:39 51° 32' 55" N  8° 15' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884038
8840511994-04-27 11:32 51° 33' 1" N  8° 15' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884051
8840631994-04-21 09:57 46° 15' 31" N  4° 44' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884063
8840751994-04-21 21:47 46° 48' 6" N  5° 28' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884075
8840871994-05-02 22:27 49° 11' 49" N  12° 48' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884087
8840991994-04-24 11:40 47° 36' 44" N  7° 8' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884099
8841061994-05-02 18:58 49° 10' 56" N  12° 48' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884106
8841181994-04-24 07:04 47° 23' 2" N  7° 16' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884118
1  Pumped water sample
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16714591994-04-20 12:53  — 1994-05-05 11:41 45° 39' 25" N  12° 48' 48" W — 51° 52' 20" N  2° 48' 35" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1671459
Discrete samples 
18  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Density of the water column
Organosulphur and organoselenium species concentration parameters in water bodies
Distribution coefficients in the water column
Primary production in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metal uptake rates in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
New production in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
19  Continuous centrifuging of non-toxic supplyCarbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Particulate metal concentrations in the water column
Stable isotope enrichment in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Metadata parameters
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
10  Profiling radiometerVisible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
79  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyPartial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Density of the water column
Organosulphur and organoselenium species concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
8  Stand-alone pumpsParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Metadata parameters