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RV Belgica BG9506

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9506
Cruise period1995-03-03 — 1995-03-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBoulogne, France
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesBelgian Global Change Impulse Programme and OMEX Biogeochemistry Programme. MUMM contribution - sampling stations, trackplot, SCTD profiles and horizontal profiles of salinity, temperature and fluorescence.

Belgica sailed in the direction of the planned OMEX1, OMEX2 and OMEX3 stations but due to bad weather it was not possible to take SCTD tasks. The carousel water sampling system was also damaged by incoming waves, this was later repaired. Belgica headed to the La Chapelle Bank but the weather conditions were still too bad for SCTD profiling. So the ship then headed for Bayonne and underway stations 1 and 2 were sampled. Belgica berthed at Bayonne 10th - 12th March. Stations 3-6 were sampled on the La Chapelle Bank and on the Meriadzek Terrace. Belgica then sailed for Zeebrugge.

Only 6 stations were sampled with 16 SCTD casts taken.
Chief scientistMichel Frankignoulle (University of Liège Department of Astrophysics Geophysics and Oceanography)
ProjectBelgian Global Change Impulse Programme/OMEX
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9506 cruise report belgica95_06.pdf — access key 'C' (1.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificGoban Spur Area, La Chapelle Bank, Meriadzek Terrace
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9506 cruise track — belgica95_06track.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: 6 SCTD stations with a total of 16 casts
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
33  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12643421995-03-15 08:08 47° 34' 18" N  7° 6' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264342
16786801995-03-15 08:08 47° 34' 18" N  7° 6' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678680
16786921995-03-15 09:36 47° 35' 7" N  7° 5' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678692
16785631995-03-09 08:46 45° 57' 43" N  3° 39' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678563
16785751995-03-09 10:02 45° 58' 32" N  3° 40' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678575
16785871995-03-09 16:21 45° 37' 16" N  3° 42' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678587
16785991995-03-09 17:12 45° 36' 53" N  3° 42' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678599
16786061995-03-14 07:47 47° 25' 52" N  7° 16' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678606
16786181995-03-14 08:40 47° 25' 59" N  7° 16' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678618
16786311995-03-14 09:36 47° 25' 55" N  7° 16' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678631
16786431995-03-14 14:56 47° 26' 55" N  8° 32' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678643
16786551995-03-14 18:29 47° 27' 22" N  8° 32' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678655
16786671995-03-14 23:16 47° 58' 4" N  7° 53' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678667
16786791995-03-15 00:15 47° 58' 5" N  7° 53' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678679
12719651995-03-15 08:08 47° 34' 18" N  7° 6' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271965
12718731995-03-09 10:02 45° 58' 32" N  3° 40' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271873
12718851995-03-09 13:38 45° 38' 27" N  3° 42' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271885
12718971995-03-09 16:21 45° 37' 16" N  3° 42' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271897
12719041995-03-14 05:27 47° 26' 8" N  7° 16' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271904
12719161995-03-14 07:47 47° 25' 52" N  7° 16' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271916
12719281995-03-14 15:58 47° 26' 55" N  8° 32' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271928
12719411995-03-14 18:29 47° 27' 22" N  8° 32' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271941
12719531995-03-14 23:16 47° 58' 4" N  7° 53' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1271953
12676771995-03-09 10:56 45° 58' 1" N  3° 40' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1267677
12746131995-03-09 10:56 45° 58' 1" N  3° 40' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1274613
12642621995-03-09 10:02 45° 58' 32" N  3° 40' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264262
12642741995-03-09 13:38 45° 38' 27" N  3° 42' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264274
12642861995-03-09 16:21 45° 37' 16" N  3° 42' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264286
12642981995-03-14 05:27 47° 26' 8" N  7° 16' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264298
12643051995-03-14 07:47 47° 25' 52" N  7° 16' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264305
12643171995-03-14 15:58 47° 26' 55" N  8° 32' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264317
12643291995-03-14 18:29 47° 27' 22" N  8° 32' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264329
12643301995-03-14 23:16 47° 58' 4" N  7° 53' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1264330
16  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8841311995-03-09 08:44 45° 57' 43" N  3° 39' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884131
8841431995-03-09 09:57 45° 58' 32" N  3° 40' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884143
8841551995-03-09 13:19 45° 38' 27" N  3° 42' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884155
8841671995-03-09 16:13 45° 37' 16" N  3° 42' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884167
8841791995-03-09 17:08 45° 36' 54" N  3° 42' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884179
8841801995-03-14 04:39 47° 26' 8" N  7° 16' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884180
8841921995-03-14 07:34 47° 25' 52" N  7° 16' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884192
8842111995-03-14 08:34 47° 25' 59" N  7° 16' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884211
8842231995-03-14 09:28 47° 25' 55" N  7° 16' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884223
8842351995-03-14 14:53 47° 26' 55" N  8° 32' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884235
8842471995-03-14 15:37 47° 26' 55" N  8° 32' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884247
8842591995-03-14 18:18 47° 27' 22" N  8° 32' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884259
8842601995-03-14 23:10 47° 58' 4" N  7° 53' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884260
8842721995-03-15 00:09 47° 58' 4" N  7° 53' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884272
8842841995-03-15 08:01 47° 34' 18" N  7° 6' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884284
8842961995-03-15 09:29 47° 35' 7" N  7° 5' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 884296
1  Pumped water sample
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16781691995-03-03 12:14  — 1995-03-17 08:24 43° 35' 36" N  9° 4' 6" W — 51° 25' 26" N  3° 9' 15" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678169
Discrete samples 
150  Atmospheric air sampling pumpConcentration of alkanes in the atmosphere
16  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Primary production in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
New production in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Concentration of alkanes in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
14  Continuous centrifuging of non-toxic supplyParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Metadata parameters
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
5  Profiling radiometerVisible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
512  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyChlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the water column
1  Water bottle hydrocastAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column