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General
Data set name

Acoustic data from the Arctic Seas (2000-2006)

Data holding centreInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time period2000 (9 June - 15 August); 2002 (22 June - 31 July); 2003 (18 June - 4 August); 2004 (20 June - 17 July); 2005 (June - August); 2006 (June - August)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The data set comprises measurements on stations in the following regions: - the main area comprising the Arctic Seas (the Greenland, Iceland and Norwegian Seas) - Spitsbergen's fjords - the area between Faroe and Shetland Islands.

Observations 
Parameters

Sound velocity and travel time in the water column

Instruments

Acoustic backscatter sensors; sound velocity sensors

Description 
Summary

The investigation on acoustic properties of the Arctic Seas started in 2000 and is still continued by the Institute of Oceanology. The main area of exploration onboard r/v 'Oceania' is situated in the confluence zone of the Atlantic waters (carried by the Norwegian, Atlantic and North-Spitsbergen currents) and Barents Sea waters.

OriginatorsInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
Data web sitehttp://www.iopan.gda.pl/
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS)
AvailabilityMoratorium
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 identifier21009013
Global identifier1693
Last revised2009-01-26