Celtic Explorer CE15013

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE15013
Cruise period2015-08-08 — 2015-08-26
Port of departureHamburg, Germany
Port of returnBremen, Germany
ObjectivesAnnual BSH North Sea Summer Survey. The surveys were realised 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. Objective of the cruise is the determination of the oceanographic and chemical status of the North Sea during summer.
Chief scientistHolger Klein (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency)
Cruise reportCeltic Explorer CE15013 cruise report celticexplorer_ce15013.pdf (2.73 MB) 
NPRCCeltic Explorer CE15013 NPRC celticexplorer_ce15013.pdf (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsCeltic Explorer CE15013 cruise track — celticexplorer_ce15013trk.pdf (0.63 MB)