RV Belgica 2011-19

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2011-19
Cruise period2011-07-04 — 2011-07-08
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesFor the BELCOLOUR-2 project, data will be collected during the cruise for optical properties and for suspended particulate matter (concentration, algal/non-algal and organic/inorganic components, photosynthetic parameters) and parameters related to the marine carbon cycle (partial pressure of CO2, etc) for use in the calibration and validation of optical remote sensing algorithms and for the validation of satellite data products (especially MERIS and MODIS).
Chief scientistKevin Ruddick (RBINS Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend)
Cruise reportRV Belgica 2011-19 cruise report belgica_2011-19.pdf (0.21 MB) 
NPRCRV Belgica 2011-19 NPRC belgica_2011-19.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBelgian, Dutch (including Scheldt Estuary) and UK continental shelves.
Track chartsRV Belgica 2011-19 cruise track — belgica_2011-19trk.pdf (0.01 MB)