Research 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.
Jens Schneider von Deimling (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (East Shore Campus))