NUI Galway Cruise Stations 2009

Published by: NUI Galway
Category: Environment
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113 sample stations including Underwater TV Camera, CTD, Zooplankton Net, Phytoplankton Net, Ring Net, Hand Net, Dip Net and Neuston Net taken on board the RV Celtic Voyager in June 2009 during Marine Institute/Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine sponsored survey undertaken by the Ryan Institute NUI Galway. A large instrument package called a CTD is the standard workhorse of oceanographers for acquiring water column profiles. It is called a CTD because as a minimum it measures electrical Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (pressure). Zooplankton are heterotrophic plankton. Plankton are organisms drifting in oceans, seas, and bodies of fresh water. Phytoplankton are the autotrophic components of the plankton community and a key factor of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystems. The Neuston net design features a large, rectangular net frame and a relatively long net for sampling substantial water volumes. The net mouthy shape is useful for surface sampling of tar balls and other near surface to larval fish or delicate organisms. A Dip Net is a small fishing net with a long handle. A Ring Net is a fishing net somewhat resembling a purse seine used especially in the European herring fishery. A hand net, also called a scoop net or dip net, is a net or mesh basket held open by a hoop. It may or may not be on the end of a handle.

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Theme Environment
Date released 2015-11-30
Date updated 2016-06-01
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['Creative Commons licence conditions limitations', '', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.5, 51.018],[-10.5, 53.5], [-5.75, 53.5], [-5.75, 51.018], [-10.5, 51.018]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-150", "maxVerticalExtent": "-1"}
Provenance information Station data collected from CV0914 survey in the North Atlantic, Celtic Sea and St. George's Channel. Station details include dateTime, longitude, latitude, station number, event, gear and cruise Id.
Period of time covered (begin) 2009-06-13
Period of time covered (end) 2009-06-21