RV Pelagia PE474 (64PE474, GApr16, MetalGate)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE474 (64PE474, GApr16, MetalGate)
Cruise period2021-07-18 — 2021-08-16
Port of departureReykjavík, Iceland
Port of returnReykjavík, Iceland
ObjectivesTrace metals and the Arctic-Atlantic gateway in a changing world, local processes and global connections (MetalGate)


1. Constrain the sources and sinks of trace metals to the GINS and North Atlantic
2. Determine the effects of changing Fe concentrations and increasing temperatures on natural phytoplankton and their nutrient stoichiometry in bio-assays
3. Identify and quantify the effects of internal transformations on the trace metal and nutrient distributions in both the water column and the Benthic Boundary Layer (BBL)
Chief scientistRob Middag (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE474 (64PE474, GApr16, MetalGate) cruise report pelagia_pe474.pdf (1.58 MB) 
NPRCRV Pelagia PE474 (64PE474, GApr16, MetalGate) NPRC pelagia_pe474.pdf (0.32 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralGreenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Irminger Sea
SpecificIceland basin, Irminger Sea, Greenland Sea