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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO319

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO319
Short name PO319
Objectives and Narrative MERSEA (Marine EnviRonment and Security for the European Area)
The main task concentrated on the MERSEA EU project, closely linked to the ANIMATE EU project, secluded in November 2004; and the DOLAN EU project, secluded in April 2004. The main aim of MERSEA is the management of data and their conditioning for scientific users.

RAPID (Monitoring the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5N)
Another goal of the POSEIDON cruise was the work at the EB-2 site. It is located 60 nm south of Gran Canaria and a part of the RAPID program. THe main task of the RAPID program is: to establish a pre-operational prototype system to continuously observe the strength and structure of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC).
Ship FS Poseidon
Departure Port Las Palmas, Spain
Departure Date 2004-12-10
Arrival Port Las Palmas, Spain
Arrival Date 2004-12-15
Principal Scientist(s) Goetz Ruhland (University of Bremen, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences)
Responsible Organisation
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 74;4
Work Area Description Canary Islands
Work Area Bounding Polygon 25N,20W; 30N,20W; 30N,15W; 25N,15W; 25N,20W
Southern Limit 25N
Northern Limit 30N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 15W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

No information on datasets is currently available for this cruise

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
3 Acoustic current meter Acoustic backscatter in the water column
Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Platform or instrument orientation
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
1 Electromagnetic current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1976720 Acoustic current meter 2004-12-11 18:30Z to 2005-04-06 12:26Z 26° 50' N, 16° 13' W Click for more
1976732 Acoustic current meter 2004-12-11 18:29Z to 2005-04-06 12:25Z 26° 50' N, 16° 13' W Click for more
1976744 Acoustic current meter 2004-12-11 18:29Z to 2005-04-06 12:29Z 26° 50' N, 16° 13' W Click for more
1977305 Electromagnetic current meter 2005-01-09 15:00Z to 2005-04-06 02:30Z 26° 50' N, 16° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database

References

Track Charts

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Reports

Cruise Report