RV Pelagia PE401 (Fe Vici, GApr05)

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE401 (Fe Vici, GApr05)
Cruise period2015-08-31 — 2015-09-17
Port of departureIstanbul, Turkey
Port of returnVarna, Bulgaria
ObjectivesResponse of the Iron Biogeochemical Cycle on Continental Shelves to Seawater Deoxygenation (Vici project granted to C.P. Slomp by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

This aim of this cruise is to gain insight into the mechanisms and rates of iron release from sediments on the northwestern shelf of the Black Sea and the lateral transport of iron (and other trace metals) over the shelf to the adjacent anoxic basin. We are specifically interested in (1) the relationship of sediment iron release with changes in bottom water oxygen concentrations (2) the role of bioirrigating fauna for iron release.
Chief scientistCaroline P Slomp (University of Utrecht, Department of Earth Sciences - Geochemistry)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBlack Sea
SpecificRomanian shelf in the Northwest Black Sea and the adjacent Romanian and Bulgarian deep waters.