Details of Cruises PRIMO 1994 (CNR IT): Hydrographic measurements in the Sicily Channel and in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea (spring and fall 1994)


Dataset identification

Title of datasetCruises PRIMO 1994 (CNR IT): Hydrographic measurements in the Sicily Channel and in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea (spring and fall 1994)
Narrative summary of datasetThis data set contains the CTD data collected from the RV URANIA of the CNR (Italy) during the PRIMO-94 and PRIMO-94B cruises (20-29 May 1994 and 5-18 October 1994). These cruises were part of an intensive field program in the Sicily Channel and in the southern Tyrrhenian basin conducted by the Stazione Oceanografica of CNR in different periods from 1993 to 1995. Data have been used in several studies (see References). CTD profiles were collected using a Neil-Brown MKIII CTD. The probe was calibrated in temperature and conductivity at the SACLANT Center of La Spezia, before and after each cruise, and at sea in salinity and oxygen, against  water samples. Declared instrumental precisions were 0.002 °C for temperature and 0.005 for salinity (PSS-78).  The data set is provided per cruise as ODV Spreadsheet files in TXT format, containing: • Cruise name • Station number • Type of acquisition (here C) • Date in mon/day/yr and Time in hh:mm:ss • Coordinates in Longitude [degrees_east] and Latitude [degrees_north] • Bottom depth [m] • Depth, salt water [m] • Temperature, IPTS-68 [degC] • Conductivity [S/m] • Temperature, ITS-90 [degC] • Salinity, PSS-78 (Practical Salinity) • Dissolved oxygen [ml/l] Important Note: This submission has been initially submitted to SEA scieNtific Open data Edition (SEANOE) publication service and received the recorded DOI. The metadata elements have been further processed (refined) in EMODnet Ingestion Service in order to conform with the Data Submission Service specifications.
Start date1994-05-20
End date1994-10-18

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameSEA scieNtific Open data Edition
Role of organisationPublisher

Dataset availability


Latitude north boundary39.15
Longitude east boundary13.3
Latitude south boundary37.15
Longitude west boundary8.8
Sea areaMediterranean Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea
Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Basin

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeinapplicable
ParameterDissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typeCTD
Instrument nameNeil Brown MK3 CTD
Platform typeresearch vessel
Platform nameUrania

Process information

Submitting organisationIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Submission identifier (UUID)a53ad03f-3835-8353-3531-000000085185
Date of dataset creation2021-12-13
Date of dataset revision2022-02-21
Date of metadata creation2022-2-23
Date of metadata latest revision2022-03-23
Date of publishing2022-04-13
Date of processed dataset publication2022-05-02
Processing data centreNational Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography
Summary record-ID1010