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Oceanographic data from the ICES Skagerrak Experiments (SKAGEX)

Data holding centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
CountryDenmark  Denmark
ProjectThe Skagerrak Experiment(Skagex)
Time periodFrom 1990 to 1991 (4 periods)
Geographical area

Skagerrak and Kattegat


Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column


SKAGEX was conducted in 4 phases, the initial in May-June 1990 being the most extensive in terms of resources. It was designed to determine fluxes through the Skagerrak, and addressed fundamental physical chemical and biological issues in order to enhance scientific understanding of this area which is particularly sensitive to happenings elsewhere in the North Sea. The full data set extends to some 2500 oceanographic stations most of which were worked along pre-planned sections. 6 countries took part, namely Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Poland, USSR, with a total of 17 research ships. Full details of shipborne observations, including information about the data held in this data set and elsewhere, is contained in the PC-based ICES ROSCOP database. The ROSCOP database can also be interrogated on-line via a web-interface.

OriginatorsInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Data web site
OrganisationInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
ContactNot supplied (General Secretary)

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46
Copenhagen V


Telephone0045 3338 6700
Facsimile+45 3393 4215
Collating centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Local identifier7001012
Global identifier1431
Last revised2009-02-19