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RV Belgica BG9522

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9522
Cruise period1995-09-22 — 1995-09-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLorient, France
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesBelgian Global Change Impulse Programme; OMEX Biogeochemistry Programme; Benthic Studies Programme. MUMM contribution - sampling stations, trackplot, SCTD profiles and horizontal profiles of salinity, temperature and fluorescence. This cruise combined the OMEX biochemistry programme and benthic studies programme. The latter studies the spatial structure in the hyperbenthic communities of the North Sea.

The ship sampled station 12 on the Meriadzek Terrace and then sailed 40 miles to the north-east and sampled stations 13-19. Stations 20-25 were sampled in the English Chnnel on the way to Zeebrugge.

13 stations were sampled with 15 SCTD casts.
Chief scientistAnn Dewicke (University of Gent Department of Biology)
ProjectBelgian Global Change Impulse Programme/OMEX
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9522 cruise report belgica95_21and22.pdf (1.92 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificMeriadzek Terrace
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9522 cruise track — belgica95_21and22track.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: 13 CTD stations with a total of 15 casts (dissolved oxygen, temperature and salinity samples)
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
17  CTD frame plus rosette samplerTotal dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Temperature of the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Urea concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Density of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of 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
Metal uptake rates in the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
3  Profiling radiometerVisible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
7  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