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DML Line C

Line C is a survey section between Lough Foyle (on the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) and Islay (off the west coast of Scotland). The line comprises seven fixed STD/CTD stations, which were established as part of routine monitoring work on the Scottish continental shelf by Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory (DML). The line was occupied between the mid 1970s and mid 1990s.

Map of standard DML Line C STD/CTD Stations

BODC document image

Map produced using the GEBCO Digital Atlas.

The white triangles indicate the nominal positions of each standard station on DML Line C.

Nominal station details

DML Line C: Portrush/Lough Foyle (Northern Ireland) - Loch Indaal (Islay, Scotland)

Station Nominal latitude Nominal longitude Approx.
depth (m)
1C 55° 14.0' N 06° 45.0' W 25 Off Portrush
2C 55° 18.7' N 06° 41.2' W 75  
3C 55° 23.3' N 06° 37.3' W 100  
4C 55° 28.0' N 06° 33.5' W 100  
5C 55° 32.7' N 06° 29.7' W 105  
6C 55° 37.3' N 06° 25.8' W 60  
7C 55° 42.0' N 06° 22.0' W 25 Off Loch Indaal

In addition to Line C, there are other DML repeated survey transects which converge at Islay. These are Line B , Line D , and Line P .