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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 (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 Get data
Discrete samples 
150  Atmospheric air sampling pumpConcentration of alkanes in the atmosphere
16  CTD frame plus rosette samplerTransmittance and attenuance of the water column
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Density of the water column
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations 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
New production in water bodies
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Primary production in the water column
14  Continuous centrifuging of non-toxic supplyParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Metadata parameters
5  Profiling radiometerVisible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
513  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyCarotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of alkanes in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
1  Water bottle hydrocastTotal dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column