RV Belgica 2020-10

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2020-10
Cruise period2020-03-30 — 2020-04-10
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesMapping the buried paleolandscapes of the late Quaternary in the southern/central North Sea: river systems, proglacial lake(s) and their possible outflow towards the Dover Strait. After a first reconnaissance survey in 2018 which largely focused on the Brown Bank area this follow‐up survey in 2019 intends to further map the surrounding region as well as to perform detailed mapping of certain targeted areas with archaeological potential.
Chief scientistTine Missiaen (Flanders Marine Institute)
NPRCRV Belgica 2020-10 NPRC belgica_2020-10.pdf (1.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBritish and Dutch continental shelves (52°26'N – 54°32'N, 01°58'E – 03°52'E)