Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Marion Dufresne
Ship owner TAAF
Dates 10/06/2013 - 20/06/2013
Chief scientist(s) VAN ROOIJ David


Krijgslaan 281 S8

9000 GENT

DOI 10.17600/13200130
Objective The MD194 mission started in Cadiz (Spain) on 10 June 2013 and ended on 20 June 2013 in Lisbon (Portugal). The entire mission was organized within the framework of 2 funded shiptime projects submitted to the EC FP7 'Research Infrastructures' EuroFLEETS project, as well as a 24h add-on funded by the Swiss University of Fribourg. During this 10 days mission, it visited the Moroccan Atlantic margin and the Alboran Sea during the EuroFLEETS GATEWAYS leg and the Tore Seamount area in the Portugese EEZ for the EuroFLEETS TORE leg. The MD194 scientific team was composed out of an international team of 42 scientists, among which 15 'young scientists' (BSc, MSc, PhD students) from the following nationalities: Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia, United States, Poland, Romania. The purpose of this mission was: (1) to collect a variety of 11 m gravity cores in cold-water coral mound for sedimentological, palaeoceanographic and biogeochemical studies, (2) to acquire a number of CALYPSO cores (26,50 m and 36 m) in off-mound sediments or within the TORE seamount basin, (3) to collect a CASQ core (12 ml long), (4) to sample cold-water coral rubble using the giant square boxcorer, (5) to perform water column profiling and sampling using CTD with 24 bottles, and (6) to acquire additional geophysical data using multibeam echosounder and sub-bottom profiler. The operations were continuous over the 10 days of shiptime.



Fentimen Robin, Feenstra Eline J., Rüggeberg Andres, Hall Efraim, Rosso Antonietta, Hajdas Irka, Jaramillo-Vogel David, Grobéty Bernard, Adatte Thierry, Van Rooij David, Frank Norbert, Foubert Anneleen (2023). Staggered cold-water coral mound build-up on an Alboran ridge during the last deglacial (East Melilla Mound Field, western Mediterranean). Marine Geology, 457, 106994 (15p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Fentimen Robin, Feenstra Eline, Rüggeberg Andres, Hall Efraim, Rime Valentin, Vennemann Torsten, Hajdas Irka, Rosso Antonietta, Van Rooij David, Adatte Thierry, Vogel Hendrik, Frank Norbert, Foubert Anneleen (2022). A 300 000-year record of cold-water coral mound build-up at the East Melilla Coral Province (SE Alboran Sea, western Mediterranean). Climate Of The Past, 18(8), 1915-1945. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Stalder Claudio, El Kateb Akram, Spangenberg Jorge E., Terhzaz Loubna, Vertino Agostina, Spezzaferri Silvia (2021). Living benthic foraminifera from cold-water coral ecosystems in the eastern Alboran Sea, Western Mediterranean. Heliyon, 7(9), e07880 (13p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Rachid Jihad, Hssaida Touria, Hamoumi Naima, Terhzaz Loubna, Spezzaferri Silvia, Frank Norbert, Daghor Lamia (2020). Palynological study of carbonated mounds during the Holocene along the Atlantic and Mediterranean Moroccan margins. Review Of Palaeobotany And Palynology, 278, 104213 (15p.).

Feenstra Eline Juliette, Birgel Daniel, Heindel Katrin, Wehrmann Laura M., Jaramillo‐vogel David, Grobéty Bernard, Frank Norbert, Hancock Leanne G., Van Rooij David, Peckmann Jörn, Foubert Anneleen (2020). Constraining the formation of authigenic carbonates in a seepage‐affected cold‐water coral mound by lipid biomarkers. Geobiology, 18(2), 185-206.

Fentimen Robin, Feenstra Eline, Ruggeberg Andres, Hall Efraim, Rime Valentin, Vennemann Torsten, Hajdas Irka, Rosso Antonietta, Van Rooij David, Adatte Thierry, Vogel Hendrik, Frank Norbert, Krengel Thomas, Foubert Anneleen. The influence of Atlantic climate variability on the long-term development of Mediterranean cold-water coral mounds (Alboran Sea, Melilla Mound Field). Climate of the Past IN PRESS. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Wang Haozhuang, Lo Iacono Claudio, Wienberg Claudia, Titschack Jürgen, Hebbeln Dierk (2019). Cold-water coral mounds in the southern Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean Sea): Internal waves as an important driver for mound formation since the last deglaciation. Marine Geology, 412, 1-18. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Terhzaz Loubna, Hamoumi Naima, Spezzaferri Silvia, Lotfi El Mostapha, Henriet Jean-Pierre (2018). Carbonate mounds of the Moroccan Mediterranean margin: Facies and environmental controls. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 350(5), 212-221. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Wefing Anne-Marie, Arps Jennifer, Blaser Patrick, Wienberg Claudia, Hebbeln Dierk, Frank Norbert (2017). High precision U-series dating of scleractinian cold-water corals using an automated chromatographic U and Th extraction. Chemical Geology, 475, 140-148. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Dubois-Dauphin Quentin, Colin Christophe, Bonneau Lucile, Montagna Paolo, Wu Qiong, Van Rooij David, Reverdin Gilles, Douville Eric, Thil Francois, Waldner Astrid, Frank Norbert (2017). Fingerprinting Northeast Atlantic water masses using Neodymium isotopes. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 210, 267-288.

García-Sánchez Isabel-Maria, Martínez-Ferrero Jennifer, García-Meca Emma (2017). Gender diversity, financial expertise and its effects on accounting quality. Management Decision, 55(2), 347-382.

Addamo Anna Maria, Vertino Agostina, Stolarski Jaroslaw, Garcia-Jimenez Ricardo, Taviani Marco, Machordom Annie (2016). Merging scleractinian genera: the overwhelming genetic similarity between solitary Desmophyllum and colonial Lophelia. Bmc Evolutionary Biology, 16, -. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Stalder Claudio, Szekely-Szabolcs Flavius, El Kateb Akram, Van Rooij David, Spezzaferri Silvia (2015). Schackoinella spina, a new benthic foraminiferal species from cold-water coral ecosystems of the Alboran Sea and the Gulf of Cádiz. Journal Of Foraminiferal Research, 45(4), 344-353.

References of Technical Reports

Van Rooij David, Hebbelin Dierk, Comas Menchu, Vandorpe Thomas, Delivet Stanislas, Nave Silvia, Michel Elisabeth, Lebreiro Susana, Terrinha Pedro, Roque Cristina, Anton Laura, Batista Luis, And The Md194 Shipboard Scientists (2017). MD 194/EUROFLEETS à bord du R/V Marion Dufresne. Cadix 10 juin 2013 - Lisbonne 20 juin 2013. Les Rapports de Campagnes à la Mer. ISSN : 1246-7375. ISBN: 2-910-180-81-6.

Thesis using campaign data

Van Tornhout Evi (2017). Sedimentological expression of bottom currents a long the upper slope of the Northern Moroccan Atlantic margin over the past 1,6 My. PhD Thesis, University of Ghent.

Dubois-Dauphin Quentin (2016). Restitution de l’hydrologie de l’Atlantique Nord-Est et de la Méditerranée occidentale depuis la dernière période glaciaire à partir de la composition isotopique du néodyme mesurée dans l’eau de mer et les coraux d’eau froide / Restoration of the North-east Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea hydrology from the neodymium isotopes since the last glacial period. PhD Thesis, Université Paris-Saclay.