European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

University of Cambridge marine geophysics data set (1956-)

Data holding centreUniversity of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1956 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mainly North Atlantic, shelf around the UK, Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean

Observations 
Parameters

Gravity; Bathymetry and Elevation; Magnetics

Instruments

Single-beam echosounders; multi-beam echosounders; gravimeters; magnetometers; satellite positioning systems

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises marine geophysical data - navigation, bathymetry, gravity and magnetics - collected on over 75 cruises to the North Atlantic, the continental shelf around the British Isles, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. Data collection began in 1956; data collected between 1956 and 1982 are held by the British Oceanographic Data Centre as well as by the University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences.

OriginatorsUniversity of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactHead of Department
Address

University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences
Downing Street
Cambridge

CB2 3EQ
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1223 333400
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1002001
Global identifier241
Last revised2009-12-01