RV Simon Stevin 16-810

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Simon Stevin (11SS)
Cruise identifier16-810
Cruise period2016-10-10 — 2016-10-14
Port of departureOstend, Belgium
Port of returnOstend, Belgium
ObjectivesThe main goal of the SEARCH project is to develop an efficient prospection methodology for accurate assessment of the submerged heritage, and to develop archaeological potential maps of the BCP.

One of the main goals of the TILES project is the development of a 3D geological voxel model of the subsurface of the North Sea, based on seismic data and core data. This allows volume calculations that are crucial for the management of raw materials in the marine environment.

For both projects an optimal seismic coverage of the BCP is crucial. For now the seismic density in the NE area is very low. With this survey we wish to fill this data gap.
Chief scientistTine Missiaen (University of Ghent Renard Centre of Marine Geology)
NPRCRV Simon Stevin 16-810 NPRC simonstevin_16-810.pdf (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern Part of the Belgian Continental Shelf