DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.250121-6
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 078, July 2000

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 078 in July 2000.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 the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.07552023
Processed underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from Algoa Voyage 281, March 2022

Here we present the 6-second resolution processed Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected, between 26 March and 29 March 2022, during Voyage 281 on the RS Algoa. A SeaBird SBE45 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.250121-10
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 255, November 2018

This Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 255 in November 2018.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.250121-14
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 186, 29 August - 02 September 2011

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 186 in August 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 incorporated under the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.07562023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from Algoa Voyage 281, March 2022

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected, between 26 March and 29 March 2022, during Voyage 281 on the RS Algoa. A SeaBird SBE45 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...

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.26052234
West Coast Cetacean Distribution and Abundance Survey on the RV Algoa Voyage 219, October 2015

The West Coast Cetacean Distribution and Abundance Survey was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 219, 28 October to 06 November 2015. The cruise operated on the shelf and slope regions off the west coast of South Africa, between Dassen Island and Groenriviermond.This cruise was undertaken for data collection as part of a collaborative project led by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in collaboration with the Whale Unit, Mammal Research Institute of the University of Pretoria,...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052196
Marion Island Relief Voyage on SA Agulhas II Voyage 011, April 2014

The Marion Island Relief Voyage was conducted on the 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 continue contributing to the establishment of 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.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.26052267
Marion Island Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 030, April 2018

The Marion Island Relief Voyage was conducted on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 030 from 13 April to 28 April 2018. The 2018 Marion Relief Voyage 030 offered the 6th 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 and planktic 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.26052259
South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 014, December 2014

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 54 team to the island and return with the SANAE 53 team. The cruise was undertaken between 14 December 2014 and 19 February 2015 with full scientific complement.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052256
South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) on the 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. The cruise was undertaken between 06 December 2012 and 19 February 2013 with full scientific complement.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052263
Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) IV on the SA Agulhas II, Voyage 020A, July 2016

The SA Agulhas II operated from Cape Town along the Goodhope Line, completing underway biogeochemical and physical oceanography observations along the transect, as part of the Winter 2016 Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) IV and Marginal Ice Zone Dynamics. The cruise included deployment of expendable bathythermographs underway, deployment of four autonomous robotics instruments at two stations (2 wavegliders and 2 buoyancy gliders, per station), and the deployment of two Argo...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052264
Gough Island Relief on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 021, September 2016

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 62 team to the island and return with the Gough...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052265
South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 022, November 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 56 team to the island and return with the SANAE 55 team. The cruise was undertaken between 30 November 2016 and 07 February 2017 with full scientific complement.

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.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...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052215
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the RV Algoa Voyage 193, January 2013

The St Helena Bay Monitoring Line, which now falls under the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela, was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 193, 11 to 15 January 2013. The St Helena Bay Monitoring Line was initiated as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims are to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. Data on harmful algal blooms, low oxygen water and...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052216
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the RV Algoa Voyage 194, February 2013

The St Helena Bay Monitoring Line, which now falls under the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela, was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 194, 11 to 15 February 2013. The St Helena Bay Monitoring Line was initiated as a BENEFIT-driven project on "shipboard monitoring" which linked with similar lines run in Namibia and Angola. The aims are to obtain seasonal and interannual information on the hydrology and productivity of the area. Data on harmful algal blooms, low oxygen water and...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052315
Dedicated West Coast Cetacean Distribution and Abundance Survey on the Algoa Voyage 188, November 2011

This dedicated West Coast Cetacean Distribution and Abundance Survey was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 188 from 10 to 20 November, 2011.The main objective of this cruise was to develop and test approaches to a dedicated cetacean cruise. This objective, along with the research aims and proposed methodologies are consistent with internationally acceptable protocols. This work provided hands on experience of logistical and technical cetacean specific problems with dedicated cetacean cruises....

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052214
African Coelecanth Ecology Programme (ACEP) Cruise on the RV Algoa Voyage 130, July 2004

The African Coelecanth Ecology Programme (ACEP) Cruise was on the Algoa Voyage 130, July 2004. The area covered includes the Western Indian Ocean; South African East Coast; Delago Bight - Mozambique; Tanzanian Coast; Comoros.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052220
Mooring Cruise on the RV Algoa Voyage 199, June 2013

The Mooring Cruise was conducted 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.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052221
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the RV Algoa Voyage 202, September 2013

The Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 202, 9 to 19 September, 2013. This was the pilot cruise for the IEP:SB for site determination and gear testing.The Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela is a 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...