FS Heincke HE358

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Heincke (06HK)
Cruise identifierHE358
Cruise period2011-05-25 — 2011-06-13
Port of departureHelgoland, Germany
Port of returnHelgoland, Germany
ObjectivesThe research proposed is to explore the biographical distribution and biodiversity of toxigenic species associated with Harmful Algal Blooms. Vertical profiles will be conducted with respect to standard oceanographic parameters (temperature, salinity, turbidity, oxygen, chlorophyll) through the upper water column. Plankton samples will be obtained by pumping from discrete depths in the euphotic zone, and also by means of plankton net tows and entrapment bottle casts. On board analysis of toxins will be carried out by mass spectrometry coupled with liquid chromatography and DNA sequencing of plankton
assemblages will be done on board with pyrosequencing equipment.
Chief scientistAllan Cembella (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)
NPRCFS Heincke HE358 NPRC heincke_he358.pdf (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea and north coast of Scotland, including Orkney and Shetland Islands.