DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052314
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 183, April 2011

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 183 in April 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.26000011
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 085, March 2011

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 085 in March 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...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000014
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 037, April 2009

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Ellen Kuzwayo Voyage 037 in April 2009. 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.26000012
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Africana Voyage 271, February 2011

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Africana Voyage 271 in February 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.250121-8
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Africana Voyage 192, April 2004

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Africana Voyage 192 in April 2004. 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...

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, 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.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...

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.26052241
Integrated Ecosystem Programme cruise: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 232, November 2016

The Integrated Ecosystem Programme (IEP) cruise: Southern Benguela was conducted on the Algoa V232, 15 - 26 November, 2016. The Integrated Ecosystem Programme 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 be used to effectively monitor and understand the Southern Benguela i.e physical, chemical, planktonic,...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052248
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on Algoa Voyage 252, August 2018

The Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) Cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 252 in August 2018. 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 be used to effectively monitor and understand the Southern Benguela i.e physical,...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.26122022
West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 025, October 1984

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 which is thought to be a driving mechanism for the preponderance of southward flow observed on the shelf by placing a current meter in 3000m of water; recovering one current meter in the Cape Canyon and deploying two current meter moorings and a thermistor string near Cape Columbine and...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.04122022
West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 019, May 1984

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 seismic) surveys in the region of the Cape Canyon of SW Cape. These surveys were the responsibility of personnel from the Marine Geoscience Unit of the University of Cape Town, and were done as part of a collaborative project with officers of the Sea Fisheries Research Institute who have an...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.01122022
West Coast Physical Oceanography on the Africana Voyage 016, February 1984

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 Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiling in the area of operations.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000006
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 088, December 2000

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 088 in December 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...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26000004
St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) on the Algoa Voyage 089, January 2001

This St Helena Bay Monitoring Line (SHBML) cruise was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 089 in January 2001. 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.26052244
Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa Voyage 241, July 2017

The Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise was conducted on the Algoa V241, 12 July to 11 August, 2017. The area covered includes the Transkei shelf and continental slope (20m to 1000m), of the Eastern Cape, between Cape St Francis and Port Shepstone in the South-West Indian Ocean.Our knowledge of the distribution of offshore benthic biodiversity on the Transkei shelf is very limited. The region between Algoa Bay and Port Edward is not only important for understanding the functioning of existing...

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Raw SDS data from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa 241, July 2017

This is raw Scientific Data System (SDS) data from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa 241, 12 July to 11 August, 2017. The area covered includes the Transkei shelf and continental slope (20m to 1000m), of the Eastern Cape, between Cape St Francis and Port Shepstone in the South-West Indian Ocean.Our knowledge of the distribution of offshore benthic biodiversity on the Transkei shelf is very limited. The region between Algoa Bay and Port Edward is not only important for...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.10542023
Processed underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP: SB) on the Algoa Voyage 255, November 2018

Here we present the 6-second resolution processed Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 20 November and 28 November 2018 during the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the RS Algoa Voyage 255. 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.10572023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP: SB) on the Algoa Voyage 277, November 2021

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 15 November and 23 November 2021 during the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the RS Algoa Voyage 277. 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.10582023
Processed underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP: SB) on the Algoa Voyage 287, November 2022

Here we present the 6-second resolution processed Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 21 November and 30 November 2022 during the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the RS Algoa Voyage 287. 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.10592023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP: SB) on the Algoa Voyage 287, November 2022

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 21 November and 30 November 2022 during the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the RS Algoa Voyage 287. 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.10552023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP: SB) on the Algoa Voyage 255, November 2018

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 20 November and 28 November 2018 during the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the RS Algoa Voyage 255. 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.10562023
Processed underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP: SB) on the Algoa Voyage 277, November 2021

Here we present the 6-second resolution processed Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 15 November and 23 November 2021 during the Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the RS Algoa Voyage 277. 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...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.11732023
Raw CTD continuous observations from the Physical-Chemical Oceanography Cruise on the Africana Voyage 077, September 1989

Here we present raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data collected between 11 September and 22 September 1989 during Voyage 077 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. There were several objectives for the...