DISCOVERY 2010 Project oceanographic dataset

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Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodApril 2005 to March 2009
Geographical area

Southern Ocean; Scotia Sea


Vertical spatial coordinates; Air pressure; Atmospheric humidity; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Other meteorological measurements; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Sound velocity and travel time in the water column; Horizontal spatial co-ordinates; Platform or instrument orientation; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Air temperature; Density of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)


Lowered current profilers; bathythermographs; nutrient analysers; CTD; single-beam echosounders


This dataset comprises water column measurements of water temperature, conductivity, pressure, chlorophyll, currents, sound velocity as well as meteorology measurements of air temperature, pressure, relative humidity, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), Total Irradiance (TIR) and navigation data as platform orientation, position, bathymetry from instruments deployed during several cruises that took place from September 2006 to March 2009. These data were collected as part of wider Bristish Antarctic Survey (BAS) science programme, Global Science in the Antarctic Context. The main objectives of DISCOVERY 2010 are to investigate the response of an ocean ecosystem to climate variability, climate change and commercial exploitation by identifying, quantifying and modeling the interactions and processes on different scales (from microscopic life to higher predators) and regions (local to circumpolar). The project was led by Eugene Murphy from BAS and involves different scientists from the BAS Ecosystems team.

OriginatorsBritish Antarctic Survey
Data web site
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA
United Kingdom
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048 Discovery 2010
Global identifier6738
Last revised2021-02-19