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General
Data set name

BELGICA CTD data set (since 1984)

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Ostend
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1984 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North East Atlantic, primarily Southern North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Bathymetry and Elevation; Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output; Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column; Acoustic backscatter in the water column

Description 
Summary

The RV Belgica CTD data set comprises all data gathered with the Plessey CTD system (1984-1988) and the Sea-Bird CTD systems (1989-2000) aboard the RV Belgica. The standard data acquisition rate is 2 records per second (for Plessey, SBE19 and for SBE09plus).

OriginatorsRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Ostend
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactScory Serge (Ir)
Address

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Gulledelle 100
Brussels

1200
Belgium

Telephone02/773.21.11
Facsimile02/7706972
Emailbmdc@mumm.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11010014
Global identifier994
Last revised2015-07-27