RV Pelagia PE411 (Fe Vici, GApr05)

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE411 (Fe Vici, GApr05)
Cruise period2016-05-27 — 2016-06-15
Port of departureNynashamn, Sweden
Port of returnHet Horntje, Netherlands
ObjectivesThe 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) over the shelf to the adjacent anoxic basin.

The cruise is 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 (3) the role of Fe-CH4 interactions.
Chief scientistCaroline P Slomp (University of Utrecht, Department of Earth Sciences - Geochemistry)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBaltic Sea