RV Pelagia PE440

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE440
Cruise period2018-07-03 — 2018-07-17
Port of departureHet Horntje, Netherlands
Port of returnHorta, Portugal
ObjectivesThe proposed cruise is part of the Dutch NICO (Netherlands Initiative Changing Oceans) program. The main aim of the present cruise is a transit of the vessel from Texel to Horta. During the transit measurements on the ship will be carried out by the Dutch hydrodynamic and nautical research institute MARIN (MArine Research Institute Netherlands). These measurements will include (propeller) noise, cavitation and fuel efficiency, all with the aim to increase ships efficiency and reduce noise pollution. At the Madeira Abyssal Plain four piston cores and several multicores will be collected for an ongoing research program on (bio) geochemical processes at the seabed by Utrecht University. In addition to the above a group of students of various Dutch universities will be on board as part of a student training program related to the NICO program. This training program will include water column profiling, surface water sampling and multibeam echo sounder surveying.
Chief scientistHenk de Haas (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
NPRCRV Pelagia PE440 NPRC pelagia_pe440.pdf (2.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificMadeira Abyssal Plain.