RV Belgica 2010-10
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Belgica (11BE)|
|Cruise period||2010-04-19 — 2010-04-23|
|Port of departure||Zeebrugge, Belgium|
|Port of return||Zeebrugge, Belgium|
|Objectives||Objectives (BELCOLOUR-2 project)
Make in-situ measurements simultaneous with satellite overpasses of MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) and MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer), measurements of a very detailed set of apparent and inherent optical properties (optical closure, characterisation of specific inherent optical properties for use in algorithm calibration/evaluation) and
measurement of carbon-related parameters (partial pressure of CO2, primary production).
Carry out a lab experiment to investigate the influence of particle aggregation on IOPs.
Objectives (AMORE-3 project)
Study of phytoplankton ecophysiology and more particularly photoadaptation properties.
Test the FlowCAM, a real-time digital imaging flow cytometry in field conditions, and more particularly the possibility for continuous measurements and real time analysis of natural phytoplankton communities present in spring in the Southern Bight of the North Sea.
|Chief scientist||Griet Neukermans (RBINS Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models)|
|Cruise report||(0.21 MB)|
|Specific||Southern North Sea|
|Track charts||(0.02 MB)|