Falkland Islands oceanographic data

Oceanographic data are derived from fixed CTD profiles, taken 2 times a month, from shallow water to depth of 1000 metres. Data are taken along fixed transects by Patrol vessels (weather permitting) which carry a simple CTD and a CTD plus dissolved oxigen, clorophyll through a fluometre. The fisheries department owns also CTD data from research cruises. Data can be provided according to the purpose of reuse.

Data and Resources

This dataset has no data

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:51 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:18 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category oceans
Temporal Extent Start 1999-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage Transect one start point is 51 degree 39.6'south 57 degrees 45.4' west; end point is 51 degrees 45' south 55 degrees 37.0' west; Second transect start point is: 52 degrees 19' south 58 degrees 56.40' west; mid point is 52 degrees 31.20' south 59 degrees 12.30' west; end point is 53 degrees 20.90' south 59 degrees 00.60' west. The database comprises of unprocessed raw data, first processed level data conversion from seabird exfile to txt, then fully processed data which include derived variables at metre depth interval. These last data are linked to the observer database at each station. All data are in text file. The unprocessed data correspond to 8 samples per second. The full processed data is a sample every metre depth.
West Longitude -63
South Latitude -56
East Longitude -52
North Latitude -47
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted to government departments
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge the data source as: Falkland Islands – Fisheries Department
Data Format txt
Update Frequency monthly
Accuracy the position of the cast is according to GPS accuracy (4 and 5 metre), the depth accuracy is less than one metre.
Resource Type Dataseries
Metadata Date 2014-05-06
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-38

Dataset extent

Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.