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General
Data set name

Acoustic data from the southern Baltic Sea (1997-2002)

Data holding centreInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time period1997 (Slupsk Furrow: 4-9 March; Gulf of Gdansk: 2-8 April, 11-17 September, 3-6 November); 1998 (Gulf of Gdansk: 11-14 March, 2-8 April, 1-5 September, 1-8 October); 1999 (Slupsk Furrow: 18-28 January; Gdansk Deep and Gulf of Gdansk: 3-16 April, 21-30 August, 21-26 September, 14-23 October, 18-24 November) 2000 (13-16 January, 12-17 March, 27-31 May, 18-25 October, 16-26 November); 2001 (6-9 March) 2002 (12-24 March)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The data set comprises measurements in the southern Baltic Sea: the Gulf of Gdansk, the Pomeranian Bight, the Slupsk Furrow and the Bornholm Basin.

Observations 
Parameters

Acoustic backscatter in the water column

Instruments

Current profilers; sidescan sonars; single-beam echosounders; multi-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

Acoustic measurements has been carried out at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences since 1997 and focused on: - species identification of plankton, fish and sea vegetation; - classification and identification of bottom sediments; - studies on hydrodynamical processes.

OriginatorsInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactMarcin Wichorowski (Head of the Computer Centre and Data Bank)
Address

Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
Powstancow Warszawy 55
Sopot
Pomorskie
81-712
Poland

Telephone+48 58 5517281
Facsimile+48 58 551 21 30
Emailwichor@iopan.gda.pl
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21009012
Global identifier1692
Last revised2009-01-07