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RV Belgica BG9322A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9322A
Cruise period1993-09-22 — 1993-09-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnLorient, France
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Water column sampling at the three OMEX stations on the Goban Spur.
2) Water column survey along the shelf break from the Goban Spur to the Meiadzek Terrace.
Chief scientistRoland Wollast (Free University of Brussels, Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry)
ProjectOcean Margin Exchange (OMEX)
Coordinating bodyULB, Brussels
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9322A cruise report belgica93_22.pdf (1.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificGoban Spur
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9322A cruise track — belgica93_22track.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: IFREMER benthic lander and sediment trap moorings were deployed at Meriadzek Terrace.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: IFREMER benthic lander and sediment trap moorings were deployed at Meriadzek Terrace.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 14
Description: SCTD data was collected throughout the cruise.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of stations = 14
Description: SCTD data was collected throughout the cruise.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Description: IFREMER benthic lander and sediment trap moorings were deployed at Meriadzek Terrace.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: IFREMER benthic lander and sediment trap moorings were deployed at Meriadzek Terrace.
pHDescription: IFREMER benthic lander and sediment trap moorings were deployed at Meriadzek Terrace.
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
28  CTD frame plus rosette samplerUptake of other nutrients in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Density of the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
New production in water bodies
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Primary production in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
11  Continuous centrifuging of non-toxic supplyParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
15  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyCarotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
5  Stand-alone pumpsParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Metadata parameters