DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.06122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Physical Oceanography cruise on the Africana Voyage 016, February 1984

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Physical Oceanography cruise on the Africana Voyage 016 collected between 03 and 04 February 1984. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objectives of this cruise were to conduct torsional vibration trials to meet the requirements of Lloyds, to retrieve and deploy two thermistor chain/current meter moorings and...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.17122022
Processed CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Physical Oceanography cruise on the Africana Voyage 019, May 1984

This is processed Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the West Coast Physical Oceanography cruise on the Africana Voyage 019 collected between 7 and 17 May 1984. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. Africana Cruise 019 lasted from May 7 to May 17th 1984 and undertook several scientific tasks. The first part of the cruise was mostly devoted to bathymetric and geophysical (continuous reflection...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.07122022
Raw CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Physical Oceanography cruise on the Africana Voyage 016, February 1984

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Physical Oceanography cruise on the Africana Voyage 016 collected between 03 and 04 February 1984. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objectives of this cruise were to conduct torsional vibration trials to meet the requirements of Lloyds, to retrieve and deploy two thermistor chain/current meter moorings and to conduct CTD...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.39122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 025, October 1984

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 025, collected between 25 and 31 October 1984. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objectives of this cruise included studying shelf circulation in the vicinity of Port Nolloth by placing three current meter moorings across the shelf; exploring the deep circulation...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.42122022
Raw CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 025, October 1984

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 025, collected between 25 and 31 October 1984. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objectives of this cruise included studying shelf circulation in the vicinity of Port Nolloth by placing three current meter moorings across the shelf; exploring the deep circulation in the Cape Basin...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.06402023
Long-term observations of hourly bottom temperatures at Tsitsikamma (July 1998 - November 1998)

Here we present processed hourly subsurface temperatures from Underwater Temperature Recorders (UTRs) located at a depth of 10m off Tsitsikamma (-34.0228°S 23.8997°E), along the south coast of South Africa, between 02 July 1998 and 12 November 1998. At selected sites around Southern Africa, UTRs have been used to obtain long-term records of bottom temperature in the nearshore environment, at depths ranging from 2m to 34m.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.250121-7
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 001, September 2007

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 001 in September 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...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26500008
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 267, November 2019

The Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 267, November 2019. Multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional platform to undertake relevant science in the Southern Benguela; also functioning as a platform for collaboration and learning. All projects aim to develop an ecosystem indicator that can be used to effectively monitor and understand the Southern Benguela i.e physical, chemical, planktonic, microbial, seabird and benthic ecosystem...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052268
International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 032, June 2018

The International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 is a collaborative regional cruise to build capacity and strength within Africa. The focus will be on developing students in the region in the areas of physical oceanography, chemistry, biological oceanography, benthic biodiversity, marine top predators and marine plastics.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052242
Cape Canyon Exploration Cruise: Southern Benguela in the South-East Atlantic Ocean on the Algoa Voyage 236, March 2017

This Cape Canyon Exploration Cruise: Southern Benguela in the South-East Atlantic Ocean was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 236 from the 06 to 30 March, 2017. The overall aim of this Cape Canyon exploration project is to initiate multi-discplinary and integrated benthic ecosystem process studies within DEA:OCR, in collaboration with external experts (South African National Biodiversity Institute, South African Environmental Observations Network, Council for GeoScience and Nelson Mandela...