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Processed CTD data from the Mooring Cruise on the Algoa Voyage 199, June 2013

This is processed Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Mooring Cruise on the Algoa Voyage 199 from 29 June - 3 July, 2013. The area covered includes Slangkop, off of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa to Port Edward, south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This dataset was processed using older standards which may not align with international best practices and the standards currently adhered to by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE). The...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.250121-12
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 097, September 2011

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Ellen Kuzowayo Voyage 097 in September 2011. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052252
Sardine, Hake, and Anchovy Recruitment Programme (SHARP) / St. Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 108, March 2012

This Sardine, Hake, and Anchovy Recruitment Programme (SHARP)/St. Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 108 from 19 to 23 March, 2012. SHARP: At the initiation of the original SARP project the operational objective was to investigate variability in the transport of clupeiod eggs and larvae by the Benguela jet current from the south coast spawning grounds to the west coast nursery area as this would impact recruitment, thereby influencing the...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052253
West Coast Cetacean Distribution and Abundance Survey on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 126, October 2014

This West Coast Cetacean Distribution and Abundance Survey was conducted on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 126, from 28 October to 10 November, 2014. The survey was planned for the region between Dassen Island and Groenriviermond up the west coast. The cruise track of the Ellen Kuzwayo is closely linked to that of the Algoa and while the latter was engaged in offshore and onshore parallel tracks up to the 250m isobaths, the former ran a saw tooth grid survey starting inshore Dassen Island (moving...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000002
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 005, January 2008

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 005 in January 2008. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000010
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 105, January 2012

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 105 in January 2012. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000013
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 057, March 2010

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 057 in March 2010. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052235
South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Basin-wide Array (SAMBA) Monitoring Line in the South-East Atlantic Ocean on Algoa Voyage 221, November 2015

The South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Basin-wide Array (SAMBA) Monitoring Line in the South-East Atlantic Ocean was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 221, 30 November to 14 December, 2015. SAMBA forms part of the South African component of the International South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation project (SAMOC-SA), which aims to characterise the time-mean and time-varying components of the SAMOC in the South Atlantic Ocean and monitor the variability of the main...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.25010006
Antarctic Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 035, December 2018

Cruise data from the Antarctic Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 035, collected between 6 December 2018 and 11 March 2019.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052160
Marion Island Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 042, April 2020

The 2020 Marion Relief Voyage 042 on SA Agulhas II offered the 8th opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary, ship-based oceanographic research on board the SA Agulhas II en route to, and around, the sub Antarctic Prince Edward Islands. Due to the world wide Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent measures implemented by the South African government to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in South Africa, the main research objectives (land-based and ship-based) normally associated with the...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052203
Marion Island Relief Voyage on the MV SA Agulhas II Voyage 019, April 2016

The Marion Island Relief Voyage was conducted on the MV S. A. Agulhas II Voyage 019, 7 April to 16 May 2016. The 2016 Marion Relief Voyage 019 offered the 4th opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary, ship-based marine research focusing on links and interactions between air and sea, ocean physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and biology, including microbial, planktic and benthic communities on board South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel MV SA Agulhas II en route to, and around, the...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052207
Marion Island Annual Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 024, April 2017

The Marion Island Annual Relief Voyage was conducted on the MV SA Agulhas II Voyage 024, 06 April to 12 May 2017. The 2017 Marion Relief Voyage offered the fifth opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary, shipbased marine research focusing on links and interactions between air and sea, ocean physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and biology, including microbial, planktic and benthic communities on board South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel MV SA Agulhas II en route to, and around,...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052211
Marion Island Relief on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 036, April 2019

The 2019 Marion Relief Voyage offered the 7th opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary, shipbased marine research focusing on links and interactions between air and sea, ocean physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and biology, including microbial, planktic and benthic communities on board South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel MV SA Agulhas II en route to, and around, the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward archipelago. The overall aim was to continue contributing to an oceanographic...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052318
Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha on SA Agulhas II Voyage 009, September 2013

The Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha cruise was conducted on the SA Agulhas II, Voyage 009 from 5 September to 10 October, 2013.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.22112022
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 282, May 2022

This Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 282 in May 2022. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Kleinsee, Namaqualand, Elands/St Helena Bay and Scarborough on the west coast of South Africa. The IEP:SB in 2013 consolidated a long-term, multi-decadal time-series (from 1951 onward) of information for this important region and has continued monitoring in the form of the IEP:SB. The programme is a...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.24122022
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 287, November 2022

This Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) November 2022 cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 287 in November 2022. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Kleinsee, Namaqualand, Elands/St Helena Bay and Scarborough on the west coast of South Africa. The IEP:SB in 2013 consolidated a long-term, multi-decadal time-series (from 1951 onward) of information for this important region and has continued monitoring in the form of the IEP:SB. The...

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Annual plankton report 2017 - 2018

Please note that the contact information included in the report is superseded by the contact information that can be found in the Responsible Parties field of this metadata. This report is a collation of documents and outputs from a variety of plankton monitoring activities conducted on the west, south and east coasts of South Africa and in various parts of the Southern Ocean (during annual relief voyages to South Africa’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic research bases) over the past financial...

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State of the oceans around South Africa: 2012

Please note: 1. This report has not been peer-reviewed; 2. The conditions of use outlined in the report are superseded by the conditions specified by the License field in this metadata record; 3. The contact information included in the report is superseded by the contact information that can be found in the Responsible Parties field of this metadata record.This series of internal annual reports was introduced in December 2006 for purposes of establishing general principles (such as annual...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.250121-1
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Africana Voyage 174, February 2003

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Africana Voyage 174 in February 2003. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated under...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000000
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Africana Voyage 230, February 2007

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Africana Voyage 230 in February 2007. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated under...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000001
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Africana Voyage 181, August 2003

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Africana Voyage 181 in August 2003. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated under...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000008
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Africana Voyage 216, March 2006

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Africana Voyage 216 in March 2006. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated under...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.250121-2
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Africana Voyage 169, September 2002

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Africana Voyage 169 in September 2002. This is a long-term monitoring line conducted off the coast of Elands/St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa. SHBML started in 2000 as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims were to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. It was incorporated...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.20210313
Anchovy Assessment Survey on the Africana Voyage 013, November 1983

The Anchovy Assessment Survey was held on the Africana Voyage 013, between the 1st and 29th November 1983. Research was split up into three legs, Leg 1: Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, Leg 2: Port Elizabeth to East London and Leg 3: Olifants River to Cape Agulhas.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052363
Processed CTD discrete observations from the Africana Voyage 006, February 1983

Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises between 1983 and 2000. Here, we present processed CTD discrete data from the upcast collected between 22 February 1983 and 28 February 1983 during Voyage 006 on the Africana in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa.