NUI Galway Cruise Stations 2011

Published by: NUI Galway
Category: Environment
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19 sample stations including CTD, Plankton Net, Boxcore and ROV taken on board the RV Celtic Explorer in April 2011 during the Biodiscovery and deep ocean ecosystems survey. 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). The plankton net is a funnel-shaped, fine-meshed net that is towed through the water. The net concentrates the plankton from hundreds of gallons of water that pass through it. A simple net can be constructed to capture microscopic plankton. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is an unoccupied underwater robot that is connected to a ship by a series of cables. These cables transmit command and control signals between the operator and the ROV, allowing remote navigation of the vehicle.

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Theme Environment
Date released 2015-11-30
Date updated 2015-12-15
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":[[[-11.1179, 48.2506],[-11.1179, 48.9983], [-10.6566, 48.9983], [-10.6566, 48.2506], [-11.1179, 48.2506]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-3000", "maxVerticalExtent": "-200"}
Provenance information Station data collected from CE11006 survey in the Celtic Sea continental shelf south of Ireland. Station details include dateTime, longitude, latitude, station number, event, gear and cruise Id.
Period of time covered (begin) 2011-04-24
Period of time covered (end) 2011-04-26