RV Belgica 92/14

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier92/14
Cruise period1992-12-15 — 1992-12-23
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesTo deploy fluorescent sand tracers in the vicinity of Middelkerke Bank, Belgium for the purpose of estimating residual bedload transport pathways. During the cruise, and ADCP and waverider buoy were deployed in order to assess optimum mooring locations for the forthcoming Challenger 100.
Chief scientistHans Polet (Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend), Jon J Williams (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectMASTII-CSTAB - Circulation and Sediment Transport Around Banks
Coordinating bodyCEC/MAST
Cruise reportRV Belgica 92/14 cruise report ch98and100_92.pdf (0.89 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea. Middelkerke Bank (51 deg 20 N, 2 deg 45 E
Track chartsRV Belgica 92/14 cruise track — trk3830.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 40
Description: Surficial sediment samples obtained using a Van Veen grab
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: Multi-beam echo-sounding in vicinity of Middelkerke Bank
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: Side-scan in the vicinity of Middelkerke Bank
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)51° 20' 6" N  2° 45' 6" E —
Instrumented wave measurements51° 18' 24" N  2° 46' 12" E — Waverider buoy laid
Other physical oceanographic measurements51° 19' 0" N  2° 45' 6" E — Red fluorescent sand tracer deployed
Other physical oceanographic measurements51° 19' 0" N  2° 46' 59" E — Blue fluorescent sand tracer laid