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.65122022
Raw CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 039, January 1986

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 039, collected between 08 January and 05 February 1986. 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 survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to investigate the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.54122022
Raw CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 033, July 1985

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 033, collected between 1 and 21 July 1985. 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 survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to investigate the environment and...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.55122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, September 1985

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, collected between 16 September and 06 October 1985. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objective of this cruise was to investigate the hydrology and plankton of the coastal waters off Nambia between 20 S and 26 S.

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.63122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 039, January 1986

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 039, collected between 08 January and 05 February 1986. 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 survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.56122022
Processed CTD discrete observations from the Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, September 1985

This is processed Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the Spanish-Namibian Environmental Cruise (SNEC) on the Africana Voyage 035, collected between 16 September and 06 October 1985. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objective of this cruise was to investigate the hydrology and plankton of the coastal waters off Nambia between 20 S and 26 S.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01222023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Benguela Air-Sea CO2 and Heat Flux Experiment on the Algoa Voyage 278, December 2021

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 06 December and 19 December 2021 during the Benguela Air-Sea CO2 and Heat Flux Experiment cruise on the Algoa Voyage 278. 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.26112022
Processed CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 015, January 1984

This is processed CTD discrete data from the upcast collected during the West Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 015 from 05 - 31 January 1984. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The purpose of this cruise was to survey by means of trawling the abundance of recruiting and adult hake between the Orange River and longitude 20° E. The objectives also included investigating the diurnal cycle of hake...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.35122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 022, July 1984

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Hake Biomass cruise on the Africana Voyage 022 collected between 3 and 28 July 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 survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle and the environment of hake and other demersal...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.66122022
Raw CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 039, January 1986

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 039, collected between 08 January and 05 February 1986. 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 survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to investigate the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01142023
Benguela Air-Sea CO2 and Heat Flux Experiment on the Algoa Voyage 278, December 2021

The Benguela Air-Sea CO2 and Heat Flux Experiment was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 278 from 6 to 19 December 2021. The cruise operated on the West Coast of South Africa at a fixed location between Station 4 and 5 of the St. Helena Bay monitoring line (SHBML) with the ship's bow into the wind. The objectives of the cruise were to examine, using high-resolution Eddy Co-Variance (EcV) and in situ observations, the role of the ocean “cool skin” on the air-sea flux of CO2 and heat; to examine,...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.53122022
Raw CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 033, July 1985

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 033, collected between 1 and 21 July 1985. 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 survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to investigate the environment and...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.43122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027, December 1984

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The Plankton Frontal Zone cruise was carried out on the Africana Voyage 027 from 6 to 13 December 1984.

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.04372023
Raw CTD continuous observations from the South Coast Hake Biomass Survey on the Africana Voyage 048, September 1986

Here we present raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data collected between 12 September and 03 October 1986, during the South Coast Hake Biomass Cruise on the Africana Voyage 048, in the southern part of the Agulhas Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ACLME) on the south coast of South 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. The...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01102023
Marion Island Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 045, May 2021

The Marion Island Relief Voyage was conducted on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 045 between 9 April and 12 May 2021. The 2021 Marion Relief Voyage 045 offered the 9th 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. 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01122023
Marion Island Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 051, March 2022

The Marion Island Relief Voyage was conducted on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 051 from 31 March to 23 May 2022. The 2022 Marion Relief Voyage 051 offered the 10th 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 (PEI’s). For the first time since the start of the global pandemic, 17 berths were allocated for ship-based scientists, but due to the helicopter logistics still...

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.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.25010003
South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 029, December 2017

The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) 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 57 team to the island and return with the SANAE 56 team. The cruise was undertaken on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 029 between 07 December 2017 and 14 February 2018 with a full scientific complement.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052254
Winter Shakedown Cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 003, July 2012

The Winter Shakedown Cruise was conducted on the 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 parameters that characterise the state of the...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052255
Gough Island Relief on the 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.07502023
West Coast Whale Cruise - In-depth sampling of humpback whale feeding super-groups on the Algoa Voyage 254, November 2018

The West Coast Whale Cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 254 between 1 and 14 November 2018. The cruise operated between the shelf, slope and offshore regions (<2000m depth) off the west coast of South Africa, between Cape Point (-34.36.111, 18.38064) and Groenriviermond (-30.8277, 17.52061). 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...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052258
Gough Island Relief on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 012, September 2014

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