Details of Cruises SICILY 1995 (CNR IT): Hydrographic measurements in the Western Mediterranean (winter and summer 1995)


Dataset identification

Title of datasetCruises SICILY 1995 (CNR IT): Hydrographic measurements in the Western Mediterranean (winter and summer 1995)
Narrative summary of datasetThis data set contains the CTD data collected from the RV URANIA of the CNR (Italy) during the SICILY-1 and SICILY-2 cruises (8-11 March 1995 and 16-30 July 1995). 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. The SICILY-2 cruise also includes stations along a section from Menorca (Balearic Islands) to Sardinia. 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) The dataset relating to SICILY-1 cruise also contains • 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 date1995-03-08
End date1995-07-16

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameSEA scieNtific Open data Edition
Role of organisationPublisher
How to citeSparnocchia Stefania, Borghini Mireno (2021). Cruises SICILY 1995 (CNR IT): Hydrographic measurements in the Western Mediterranean (winter and summer 1995). SEANOE.

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatOcean Data View
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0
Link to dataset after processing by data centre{C639BE0B-2CD3-4CB6-9704-E882F272D976}


Latitude north boundary40.1535
Longitude east boundary13.4359
Latitude south boundary37.1059
Longitude west boundary4.4272
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-3632-6323-3236-000000062602
Date of dataset creation2021-12-14
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-ID1011