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MASSMO Survey 2014: Preliminary dataset

Title

Marine Autonomous Systems in Support of Marine Observations (MASSMO): Celtic Sea/English Channel multi-platform, multi-partner demonstration project - raw data from autonomous vehicles, with supporting barotrophic tidal current imagery from model simulation exercises, October/November 2014.

Author(s) Wynn R.B. (1); Rogers R.J. (2); Sims D.W. (3); Cotterell S. (4); Palmer M.R. (5); Pearce D.J. (6); Sivyer D.B. (6); White D. (1); Woodward S.C.A. (1); Lorenzo Lopez A. (1); Polton J. (5)

(1) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; (2) National Marine Facilities Sea Systems; (3) Marine Biological Association of the UK; (4) University of Plymouth, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences; (5) National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool; (6) Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory

Subject oceans, climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Abstract

Real-time transmitted data from Liquid Robotics Ltd Wavegliders "Waimea" (owned by MARS) and "Lyra" (owned by Cefas) and MOST AV Ltd Autonaut "Gordon" (owned by MARS). A subset of key variables are also included from MARS Teledyne Webb Slocum glider serial numbers 398 ("Churchill") and 400 ("Drake"), downloaded upon platform recovery. Data have been converted into the Everyone's Gliding Observatories (EGO) NetCDF format. The dataset is supported by barotrophic tidal current imagery from Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modelling System (POLCOMS) simulation runs. Data were collected in the Celtic Sea/English Channel during October and November 2014 as part of Marine Autonomous Systems in Support of Marine Observations (MASSMO). The MASSMO initiative was also publicised as the 'Exploring Ocean Fronts', with the overall objective being to assess capability of autonomous technologies for multi-disciplinary marine research. MASSMO was coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in partnership with 20 other organisations representing the marine robotics industry, research organisations and marine data users such as the UK Met Office and the Royal Navy.

Temporal coverage 29 September 2014 - 21 November 2014
Spatial coverage Celtic Sea, English Channel
File format Image, Network Common Data Form, Documents
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 15 January 2015
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/0a6d1741-6c71-248b-e053-6c86abc0175d
Short DOI doi:10/zfz
Citation text Wynn R.B.; Rogers R.J.; Sims D.W.; Cotterell S.; Palmer M.R.; Pearce D.J.; Sivyer D.B.; White D.; Woodward S.C.A.; Lorenzo Lopez A.; Polton J. (2015). Marine Autonomous Systems in Support of Marine Observations (MASSMO): Celtic Sea/English Channel multi-platform, multi-partner demonstration project - raw data from autonomous vehicles, with supporting barotrophic tidal current imagery from model simulation exercises, October/November 2014. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/zfz.

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