DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.11832023
South-east Atlantic Expedition on the Africana Voyage 071, April 1989

The South-east Atlantic Expedition was conducted on the Africana Voyage 071 from 4 April - 2 May 1989. The South-east Atlantic Expedition had as its main objectives the investigation of the distribution and abundance of phyllosoma larvae of Jasus in the Cape Basin, a comparative study of larval recruitment of Jasus tristani and Jasus lalandii, and the investigation of the circulation in, and ventilation of, the south western Cape Basin. The work was aimed at improving the understanding of...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.20112022
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 277, November 2021

This Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 277 in November 2021. 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.11822023
Physical-Chemical Oceanography Cruise on the Africana Voyage 070, March 1989

The Physical-Chemical Oceanography Cruise was conducted on the Africana Voyage 070 from 2 - 11 March 1989. The objectives of the cruise were to retrieve six acoustic current meters deployed in September 1988; to recover and redeploy the sequentially sampling sediment trap and the two Anderaa current meters incorporated on the array at a position 90 miles west of Walvis Bay; to repeat a line of Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) stations running at right angles to the shelf from the 4000m...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.20210217
Physical Oceanography Cruise on the Africana Voyage 014, December 1983

The Physical Oceanography Cruise was on the Africana Voyage 014 between the 5th and 15th of December 1983. Research was conducted from Cape Point to Chamais Bay along the south-west coast of South Africa. This cruise was aimed primarily at current profiling along the west coast.

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.26052266
International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 028, October 2017

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.

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Raw CTD data from SANAE on 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 a full scientific complement. This raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)...

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Preliminary processed CTD data from SANAE on 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 a full scientific complement. This processed Conductivity, Temperature, Depth...

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Processed Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) data collection from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 028, October 2017

This is processed Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the IIOE2 on SA Agulhas II Voyage 028 from October - November, 2017. 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.26052361
West Coast Physical Oceanography Cruise on the Africana Voyage 006, February 1983

The West Coast Physical Oceanography Cruise on the Africana Voyage 006 was held between 21 February and 02 March 1983. Research was conducted in St Helena Bay, Table Bay and Olifantsbos on the south-west coast of South Africa. This cruise was aimed primarily at current profiling and studies of the thermohaline structure of the shelf and slope zones.

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Raw Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (SADCP) data from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 028, October 2017

This is raw Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (SADCP) data from the IIOE2 cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 028 in October, 2017. 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.

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Processed PCO2 data from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 cruise on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 028, October 2017

This is processed PCO2 data from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 028 in October 2017. The IIOE2 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.26500005
Processed Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) and Total Alkalinity (TA) data from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 032, June 2018

This is processed Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) and Total Alkalinity (TA) data from the IIOE2 cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 032, between 18 June and 30 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.

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Processed Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) data from the International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 032, June 2018

The International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) 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. This is processed Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the IIOE2 cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 032, between the 10th June and 13th July 2018.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.12652023
Cape Canyon Suspended Particulate Matter CTD water sample

The Cape Canyon, situated on the western continental shelf of South Africa, stands as the country's largest bathymetric feature. Despite its prominence, understanding of the food web dynamics within the system and the significance of the benthic community for higher trophic levels remains incomplete. In response to this knowledge gap, the DFFE: Oceans and Coasts launched a multidisciplinary expedition aboard the RV Algoa. The expedition aimed to characterise the physical environment and...

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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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 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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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.

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

This is raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) 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 continue contributing to the...