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RV Belgica BG9522

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9522
Cruise period1995-09-22 — 1995-09-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLorient, France
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesBelgian Global Change Impulse Programme; OMEX Biogeochemistry Programme; Benthic Studies Programme. MUMM contribution - sampling stations, trackplot, SCTD profiles and horizontal profiles of salinity, temperature and fluorescence. This cruise combined the OMEX biochemistry programme and benthic studies programme. The latter studies the spatial structure in the hyperbenthic communities of the North Sea.

The ship sampled station 12 on the Meriadzek Terrace and then sailed 40 miles to the north-east and sampled stations 13-19. Stations 20-25 were sampled in the English Chnnel on the way to Zeebrugge.

13 stations were sampled with 15 SCTD casts.
Chief scientistAnn Dewicke (University of Gent Department of Biology)
ProjectBelgian Global Change Impulse Programme/OMEX
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9522 cruise report belgica95_21and22.pdf — access key 'C' (1.92 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificMeriadzek Terrace
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9522 cruise track — belgica95_21and22track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: 13 CTD stations with a total of 15 casts (dissolved oxygen, temperature and salinity samples)
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
34  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Urea concentration parameters in the water column
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
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Urea concentration parameters in the water column
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
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12726671995-09-24 06:07 47° 52' 41" N  7° 51' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272667
12726791995-09-24 09:02 47° 51' 11" N  7° 53' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272679
12726801995-09-24 12:14 47° 49' 53" N  7° 53' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272680
12726921995-09-25 07:08 47° 47' 35" N  8° 0' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272692
12727111995-09-25 08:19 47° 47' 36" N  8° 0' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272711
12727231995-09-25 12:05 47° 45' 5" N  8° 0' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272723
12726181995-09-23 01:31 47° 26' 37" N  8° 32' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272618
12726311995-09-23 03:25 47° 27' 2" N  8° 32' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272631
12726431995-09-23 05:18 47° 27' 11" N  8° 32' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272643
12726551995-09-23 12:13 47° 59' 29" N  7° 49' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272655
12725261995-09-23 03:25 47° 27' 2" N  8° 32' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272526
12725381995-09-23 05:18 47° 27' 11" N  8° 32' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272538
12725511995-09-23 12:13 47° 59' 29" N  7° 49' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272551
12725631995-09-24 06:07 47° 52' 41" N  7° 51' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272563
12725751995-09-24 12:14 47° 49' 53" N  7° 53' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272575
12725871995-09-25 07:08 47° 47' 35" N  8° 0' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272587
12725991995-09-25 08:19 47° 47' 36" N  8° 0' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272599
12726061995-09-25 12:05 47° 45' 5" N  8° 0' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1272606
16876711995-09-23 01:31 47° 26' 37" N  8° 32' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687671
16876831995-09-23 05:18 47° 27' 11" N  8° 32' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687683
16876951995-09-23 12:13 47° 59' 29" N  7° 49' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687695
16877021995-09-24 06:07 47° 52' 41" N  7° 51' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687702
16877141995-09-24 09:02 47° 51' 11" N  7° 53' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687714
16877261995-09-24 12:14 47° 49' 53" N  7° 53' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687726
16877381995-09-25 07:08 47° 47' 35" N  8° 0' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687738
16877511995-09-25 08:19 47° 47' 36" N  8° 0' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687751
16877631995-09-25 12:05 47° 45' 5" N  8° 0' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1687763
16709171995-09-23 05:18 47° 27' 11" N  8° 32' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1670917
16709291995-09-23 12:13 47° 59' 29" N  7° 49' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1670929
16709301995-09-24 06:07 47° 52' 41" N  7° 51' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1670930
16709421995-09-24 09:02 47° 51' 11" N  7° 53' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1670942
16709541995-09-24 12:14 47° 49' 53" N  7° 53' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1670954
16709661995-09-25 08:19 47° 47' 36" N  8° 0' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1670966
16709781995-09-25 12:05 47° 45' 5" N  8° 0' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1670978
17  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9749971995-09-25 08:12 47° 47' 35" N  8° 0' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 974997
9750001995-09-25 11:39 47° 45' 6" N  8° 0' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975000
9750121995-09-23 01:22 47° 26' 37" N  8° 32' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975012
9750241995-09-23 02:50 47° 27' 2" N  8° 32' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975024
9750361995-09-23 05:09 47° 27' 11" N  8° 32' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975036
9750481995-09-23 11:55 47° 59' 30" N  7° 49' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975048
9750611995-09-24 05:57 47° 52' 41" N  7° 51' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975061
9750731995-09-24 08:30 47° 51' 23" N  7° 53' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975073
9750851995-09-24 12:00 47° 49' 53" N  7° 53' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975085
9750971995-09-25 06:47 47° 47' 34" N  8° 0' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975097
9751041995-09-24 08:54 47° 51' 11" N  7° 53' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975104
9751161995-09-26 11:56 48° 2' 58" N  5° 45' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975116
9751281995-09-27 07:23 48° 45' 10" N  4° 49' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975128
9751411995-09-27 10:33 48° 57' 43" N  4° 29' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975141
9751531995-09-27 13:55 49° 11' 42" N  4° 3' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975153
9751651995-09-27 17:44 49° 24' 37" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975165
9751771995-09-28 18:27 50° 26' 12" N  0° 51' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 975177
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.
16768941995-09-22 07:53  — 1995-09-23 17:19 47° 30' 14" N  8° 12' 14" W — 48° 0' 11" N  3° 37' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676894
Discrete samples 
16  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
Primary production in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Urea concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Salinity of 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
New production in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
3  Profiling radiometerVisible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
7  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyChlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column