RV Pelagia PE411 (Fe Vici, GApr05)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE411 (Fe Vici, GApr05)
Cruise period2016-05-28 — 2016-06-15
Port of departureNynashamn, Sweden
Port of returnHet Horntje, Netherlands
ObjectivesThis cruise forms part of the Vici Project "Response of the Iron Biogeochemical Cycle on Continental Shelves to Seawater Deoxygenation" funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project involves partners in the Netherlands (Utrecht University, UU and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research; NIOZ; Texel and Yerseke), the United States (Rutgers University) and Sweden (Lund University) and has links with the BONUS project COCOA.

This aim of this cruise is to gain insight into the mechanisms and rates of iron release from sediments in the Baltic Sea and the lateral transport of iron (and other trace metals) from sediments in shallower areas to the adjacent anoxic basin.

The Fe Baltic cruise has been endorsed as a GEOTRACES process study and will follow International GEOTRACES protocols relating to intercalibration, methodology and data management.
Chief scientistCaroline P Slomp (University of Utrecht, Department of Earth Sciences - Geochemistry)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE411 (Fe Vici, GApr05) cruise report pelagia_pe411.pdf (15.98 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBaltic Sea
Track chartsRV Pelagia PE411 (Fe Vici, GApr05) cruise track — pelagia_pe411trk.pdf (2.19 MB)