RV Pelagia PE439

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE439
Cruise period2018-06-22 — 2018-07-02
Port of departureHet Horntje, Netherlands
Port of returnHet Horntje, Netherlands
ObjectivesReconstructing relative sea-level rise and shoreline change for the northern part of the Dutch North Sea and adjacent areas. The current reconstruction of relative sea-level rise for the northern part of the Dutch North Sea (north of the Dutch Wadden Islands) is based on only a handful of time-depth index points. It shows an early Holocene rise of about 25m over some 3500 years, at an average rate of more than 70 cm per century. The few available index points do not form a continuous time series. A new series of high-quality time-depth index
points will shed light on Greenland and Antarctic ice melt following the Late Glacial, and on rapid and large-scale submergence of regional topographic highs under conditions of rapid sea-level rise.
Chief scientistHelge Niemann (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
NPRCRV Pelagia PE439 NPRC pelagia_pe439.pdf (1.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Specific52.359N - 52.780N, 2.840E - 3.205E