RV Pelagia PE345

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE345
Cruise period2011-09-28 — 2011-10-14
Port of departureHet Horntje, Netherlands
Port of returnVigo, Spain
ObjectivesCruise 64PE345 is organized by NIOZ to collect additional observational data and seabed samples for two FP7 EU-funded programs: CoralFISH and HERMIONE. The HERMIONE project is focused on study of various hotspot ecosystems such as canyons (Whittard Canyon) and cold water coral mounds (Belgica Mounds) whereas CoralFISH aims to study relationships between cold water coral ecosystems and fish. Both projects are so-called integrated projects funded by the European Union and comprise partners belonging to the major European marine institutions. Coordinating institutions are National University Galway (Ireland) and NOC (Southampton, UK), respectively.
Chief scientistMarc Lavaleye (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE345 cruise report pelagia_pe345.pdf (9.19 MB) 
NPRCRV Pelagia PE345 NPRC pelagia_pe345.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBelgica Mound Province. Whittard Canyon.