Celtic Explorer CE16011

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE16011
Cruise period2016-08-04 — 2016-08-24
Port of departureHamburg, Germany
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
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, additional stations between 54° N and the entrance of the English Channel, and Stations in the English Channel (~every 3 years). With the exception of the first survey in 1998 all surveys served a fixed station grid for vertical CTD profiles and water samples. 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 CE16011 cruise report celticexplorer_ce16011.pdf (3.32 MB) 
NPRCCeltic Explorer CE16011 NPRC celticexplorer_ce16011.pdf (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsCeltic Explorer CE16011 cruise track — celticexplorer_ce16011trk.pdf (0.25 MB)