RV Belgica 2010-18

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2010-18
Cruise period2010-07-05 — 2010-07-09
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesBELCOLOUR-2, AMORE-3 and MOMO projects.

Daytime optical measurements for the BELCOLOUR-2 projects at a range of stations in Belgian waters, along the Harwich transect in UK waters and near the Scheldt estuary mouth in Dutch waters as well as arbitrary places at the time of satellite overpasses. 22 stations were planned.
Simultaneous measurements of phytoplankton, including measurements using the FlowCAM, for the AMORE project at a subset of the BELCOLOUR-2 stations.
One 13-hour cycle night-time session of extra BELCOLOUR-2 measurements for inherent optical properties.
Two 2-hour sessions of reflectance measurement protocol experiments.
Recovery of a Tripod and ADCP for the MOMO project (MOW1 location) and redeployment of the Tripod.
Localisation and/or recovery of an ADCP for the MOMO project (Bligh Bank), including possible use of divers.
Chief scientistKevin Ruddick (RBINS Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend)
Cruise reportRV Belgica 2010-18 cruise report belgica_2010-18.pdf (0.64 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthwestern North Sea
Track chartsRV Belgica 2010-18 cruise track — belgica_2010-18trk.pdf (0.01 MB)