FS Alkor AL447

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Alkor (06A6)
Cruise identifierAL447
Cruise period2014-10-20 — 2014-11-04
Port of departureKiel, Germany
Port of returnKiel, Germany
ObjectivesResearch cruise to learn more about gas seepage processes in the North Sea and potentially to study environmental impact on the seabed. We want to apply modern hydroacoustic equipment to achieve the respective goals. An experiment to conduct small amount of gas on the seabed with the newly developed gas bubble simulator should serve for quantification of the acoustic results. The measurements are mandatory for the success of ongoing research projects. The first fully calibrated hydroacoustic gas detection survey will be conducted with the novel gas bubble simulator and will allow for quantitative measurements of natural gas flux.
Chief scientistJens Schneider von Deimling (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (East Shore Campus))
Cruise reportFS Alkor AL447 cruise report alkor_al447.pdf (3.23 MB) 
NPRCFS Alkor AL447 NPRC alkor_al447.pdf (0.59 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralKattegat, Sound and Belts
Track chartsFS Alkor AL447 cruise track — alkor_al447trk.pdf (0.27 MB)