RV Pelagia PE365

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE365
Cruise period2013-03-06 — 2013-03-14
Port of departureHet Horntje, Netherlands
Port of returnHet Horntje, Netherlands
ObjectivesThe North Sea is characterised by an intense benthic-pelagic coupling, which has been often investigated in one-dimensional vertical view. However, the North Sea is also characterized by the across- and along-shelf exchange of water and material. The aim of this project is to investigate the transport patterns of sediment and particulate organic matter and the biogeochemical consequences of this transport. This transport is in winter enhanced by a sediment plume, called the East Anglia Plume. This cruise aims at determining the rate of transport of organic and in-organic sediments along this plume.
Chief scientistMeinard Tiessen (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
NPRCRV Pelagia PE365 NPRC pelagia_pe365.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificThree transects, across a fine-sediment plume, extending from East Anglia towards the German Bight