Celtic Explorer CE14012a

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE14012a
Cruise period2014-08-01 — 2014-08-25
Port of departureHamburg, Germany
Port of returnBergen, Norway
ObjectivesAnnual BSH North Sea Summer Survey. These surveys have been carried out since 1998 at a time when thermal stratification is expected to be at its maximum and phytoplankton production has passed its maximum. The surveys include seven coast to coast East-West sections between 54° and 60° N and additional stations between 54° N and the entrance of the English Channel. With the exception of the first survey in 1998 all surveys served a fixed station grid for vertical CTD profiles and water samples. Since 2010 the survey was extended to the north in order to record the transition area between the northern North Sea and the eastern North Atlantic.
Chief scientistHolger Klein (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency)
Cruise reportCeltic Explorer CE14012a cruise report celticexplorer_ce14012a.pdf (1.26 MB) 
NPRCCeltic Explorer CE14012a NPRC celticexplorer_ce14012.pdf (1.72 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsCeltic Explorer CE14012a cruise track — celticexplorer_ce14012atrk.pdf (0.50 MB)