In the framework of WP3 and WP4 (JRAP#1), Machteld Rijkeboer from Rijkswaterstaat (NL) took part in a North Sea cruise on the Cefas Endeavour (UK) between 21st and 28th of June 2016. The aim of the work was to determine the diversity of the phytoplankton with a semi-automatic system including two Cytosense flow cytometers connected to a ferrybox. The on line analyses were programmed from every 20 minutes to every hour. The results can already be seen on http://fytoplankton.nl/CEFAS/Endeavour/phytoplankton_liveloc.shtml and http://fytoplankton.nl/RWS/Endeavour/phytoplankton_liveloc.shtml. A meeting in August will take place in VLIZ in Oostende (B) to finalise the outputs of the cruise.
Involved institutions: Cefas, Rijkswaterstaat, VLIZ/Ghent University, Thomas Rutten Projects