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Processed SADCP data from Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha on SA Agulhas II Voyage 009, September 2013

This is processed Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (SADCP) data from the Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha cruise on the SA Agulhas II, Voyage 009 from 5 September to 10 October, 2013. 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 Department is re-processing and replacing data to ensure everything has the same...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052199
Marion Island Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 015, April 2015

The Marion Island Relief Voyage was conducted on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 015 from 9 April to 15 May, 2015. The 2015 Marion Relief Voyage on board South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel MV SA Agulhas II offered yet another opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary ship-based oceanographic research focusing on links and interactions between air and sea, ocean physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and biology, including microbial, planktic and benthic communities. The overall aim was to...

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Processed and Corrected CTD data from Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha on SA Agulhas II Voyage 009, September 2013

This is processed and corrected Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha cruise on the SA Agulhas II, Voyage 009 from 5 September to 10 October, 2013. 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 Department is re-processing and replacing data to ensure everything has the...

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Raw SDS data from Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha on SA Agulhas II Voyage 009, September 2013

This is raw Scientific Data System (SDS) (1 minute) data from the Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha cruise on the SA Agulhas II, Voyage 009 from 5 September to 10 October, 2013.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052317
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on Algoa Voyage 246, February 2018

First look at data from a survey of West Coast of South Africa, Algoa Voyage 246, as part of the Integrated Ecosystem Programme.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.11892023
West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 079, January 1990

The West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 079 was conducted from 4 to 29 January 1990. The objectives of the cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake in South African waters, to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species, to investigate the environmental and ecological interrelationships of hake and other demersal species, to make some experimental trawls in deep water to determine hake distribution limits and...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.11782023
Processed CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 079, January 1990

Here we present processed Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the upcast collected between 04 January and 29 January 1990, during Voyage 079 on the FRS Africana, in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of Southern Africa. Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 CTD instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises between 1983 and 2000.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.11772023
Processed CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 079, January 1990

Here we present processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data collected between 04 January and 29 January 1990, during Voyage 079 on the FRS Africana, in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of Southern Africa. Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 CTD instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises between 1983 and 2000.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.20210420
Processed underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from SA Agulhas II Voyage 037, July 2019

A SeaBird SBE45 Thermosalinograph (TSG) is used to opportunistically collect underway near-surface temperature and conductivity measurements during research and monitoring cruises. Water is continuously pumped to the TSG from an intake located in the hull of the vessel, and the observations are continuously interfaced with navigational information. A temperature sensor close to the intake provides temperature measurements of the incoming water (T1). The temperature of the water inside the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.11232023
Marion Island Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 057, May 2023

The 2023 Marion Relief Voyage 057 offered the 11th opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary, ship-based oceanographic research on board the SA Agulhas II en route to, from, and around, the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands (PEIs). The ship-based research was conducted as a joint multi-institutional, multidisciplinary effort with scientists, research technicians, interns and students from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: Oceans & Coasts Research (DFFE-OCR),...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.25010013
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the SA Agulhas II Voyage 041, December 2019

A SeaBird SBE45 Thermosalinograph (TSG) is used to opportunistically collect underway near-surface temperature and conductivity measurements during research and monitoring cruises. Water is continuously pumped to the TSG from an intake located in the hull of the vessel, and the observations are continuously interfaced with navigational information. A temperature sensor close to the intake provides temperature measurements of the incoming water (T1). The temperature of the water inside the...

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Raw CTD data from Port St Johns Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) and Bathymetry Survey on Algoa Voyage 198, May 2013

Raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from Port St Johns Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) and Bathymetry Survey on Algoa Voyage 198, 8 May - 13 May, 2013. This cruise has two scientific objectives: (1) to investigate the dynamics of the Port St. Johns eddy and biological implications and (2) to investigate the existence of mesoscale eddies in the Agulhas Current. In the case of the former, Oceans & Coasts was asked to provide input to the recent spate of shark attacks off...

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Raw CTD data from the Marion Island Annual Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 024, April 2017

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Marion Island Annual Relief Voyage 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...

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Raw CTD data from the Winter Shakedown Cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 003, July 2012

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Winter Shakedown Cruise on SA Agulhas II, Voyage 003, 9 July to 6 August, 2012. The cruise started in Cape Town and went down to the GoodHope Line then up to the Prince Edward Islands, on to Port Elizabeth and then back to Cape Town. After the arrival of SA Agulhas II back to South Africa, an inaugural Southern Ocean cruise was undertaken, which included a multidisciplinary program to measure oceanographic and biological...

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Processed Underway Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (UCTD) data from the Winter Shakedown Cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 003, July 2012

This is processed Underway Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (UCTD) data from the Winter Shakedown Cruise on SA Agulhas II, Voyage 003, 9 July to 6 August, 2012. The cruise started in Cape Town and went down to the GoodHope Line then up to the Prince Edward Islands, on to Port Elizabeth and then back to Cape Town. After the arrival of SA Agulhas II back to South Africa, an inaugural Southern Ocean cruise was undertaken, which included a multidisciplinary program to measure oceanographic and...

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Processed XBT data from the Gough Island Relief on SA Agulhas II Voyage 004, September 2012

The Gough Island Relief Voyage is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering team in Gough Island and to replenish the supplies at the British’s leased Gough Island Research base. The cruise also serves as a means to transport the residents and/or visitors to Tristan da Cunha using a signed agreement between South Africa and United Kingdom (UK). This voyage was to deliver the Gough 58 team to the island and return with the Gough...

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Raw CTD data from SANAE on SA Agulhas II Voyage 005, December 2012

The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering teams in Antarctica and to replenish the supplies at the SANAE IV Research base. This voyage was to deliver the SANAE 52 team to the island and return with the SANAE 51 team. This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from SANAE on SA Agulhas II Voyage 005, 6 December, 2012 to 19 February, 2013.

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Processed SADCP data from the Marion Island Relief Voyage on SA Agulhas II Voyage 011, April 2014

This is processed Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (SADCP) data from the Marion Island Relief Voyage on SA Agulhas II Voyage 011, 14 April to 14 May 2014. The 2014 Marion Relief Voyage on board South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel MV SA Agulhas II, offered another opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary ship-based oceanographic research focusing on links and interactions between air and sea, ocean physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and biology. The overall aim was to...

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Converted XBT data from the Gough Island Relief on SA Agulhas II Voyage 004, September 2012

The Gough Island Relief Voyage is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering team in Gough Island and to replenish the supplies at the British’s leased Gough Island Research base. The cruise also serves as a means to transport the residents and/or visitors to Tristan da Cunha using a signed agreement between South Africa and United Kingdom (UK). This voyage was to deliver the Gough 58 team to the island and return with the Gough...

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Processed CTD data from Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha on SA Agulhas II Voyage 009, September 2013

This is processed Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Gough Island Relief / Tristan da Cunha cruise on the SA Agulhas II, Voyage 009 from 5 September to 10 October, 2013. 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 Department is re-processing and replacing data to ensure everything has the same format and...

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Raw SADCP data from the Marion Island Relief Voyage on SA Agulhas II Voyage 011, April 2014

This is raw Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (SADCP) data from the Marion Island Relief Voyage on SA Agulhas II Voyage 011, 14 April to 14 May 2014. The 2014 Marion Relief Voyage on board South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel MV SA Agulhas II, offered another opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary ship-based oceanographic research focusing on links and interactions between air and sea, ocean physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and biology. The overall aim was to...

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Raw SADCP data from the Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) III Winter Cruise on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 016, July 2015

This is raw Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (SADCP) data from the Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) III Winter Cruise on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 016, 22 July to 15 August, 2015. The third Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) III is a high-resolution full seasonal cycle experiment using integrated observational and modeling platforms. A novel aspect of SOSCEx III is the integrated multi-platform approach, which aims to explore new questions about the...

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Raw CTD data from the Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) III Winter Cruise on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 016, July 2015

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) III Winter Cruise on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 016, 22 July to 15 August, 2015. The third Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) III is a high-resolution full seasonal cycle experiment using integrated observational and modeling platforms. A novel aspect of SOSCEx III is the integrated multi-platform approach, which aims to explore new questions about the climate...

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Raw SADCP data from SANAE on SA Agulhas II Voyage 018, December 2015

This is raw Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (SADCP) data from SANAE, S.A Agulhas II voyage 018 from 05 December 2015 to10 February 2016. The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering teams in Antarctica and to replenish the supplies at the SANAE IV Research base. This voyage was to deliver the SANAE 55 team to the island and return with the SANAE 54 team. The...

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Raw SDS data from SANAE on SA Agulhas II Voyage 005, December 2012

The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering teams in Antarctica and to replenish the supplies at the SANAE IV Research base. This voyage was to deliver the SANAE 52 team to the island and return with the SANAE 51 team. This is raw Scientific Data System (SDS) data from SANAE on SA Agulhas II Voyage 005, 6 December, 2012 to 19 February, 2013.