Details of Data from Eurofleets+ PORO-CLIM cruise-Part I: XBT data


Dataset identification

Title of datasetData from Eurofleets+ PORO-CLIM cruise-Part I: XBT data
Narrative summary of datasetThis dataset was produced during the Eurofleets + PORO-CLIM cruise. Project PORO-CLIM was conceived to study interplay between the first-order geological processes of continental rifting and break-up, Large Igneous Province emplacement, and global climate change, and to provide ship-based training for a cohort of international students. Cruise CE21008, the PORO-CLIM data acquisition cruise, carried out a marine geophysical survey of the POrcupine and ROckall continental passive margins, to investigate the cause of the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum, a natural CLIMate change event that is the closest deep-time analogue of anthropogenic environmental change (though the modern change is happening much faster). Project PORO-CLIM also includes a three year post-cruise data work-up phase. 65 expendable bathytherograph (XBT) probes (T-5, T-11) were deployed to constrain the seismic velocity in the water layer. Sound speed was calculated assuming a constant salinity of 34.9 psu. The €1.2M project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 EuroFleets+ programme, the PIPCORSG industrial consortium and the Irish Marine Research Programme.
Project/programmeEUROFLEETS+: An Alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities
  • 729_BSH20213132
  • Start date2021-05-11
    End date2021-05-28
    Frequency of observationshour to sub-day

    Responsible organisations

    Organisation nameGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
    Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset
    Organisation nameDublin Institute for Advanced Studies
    Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Organisation nameUniversity of Birmingham School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

    Dataset availability

    Original dataset download link
    Dataset formatDelimited
    Public accessNo limitations
    License for useCC-BY 4.0


    Latitude north boundary55
    Longitude east boundary-11
    Latitude south boundary49
    Longitude west boundary-28
    Sea areaNortheast Atlantic Ocean (40W)
    Vertical extent minimum61 Metres
    Vertical extent maximum2281 Metres
    Vertical extent unit1 Millimetres

    Data types, collection and processing

    Observation typeAcoustics
    Water column temperature and salinity
    Administration and dimensions
    ParameterVertical spatial coordinates
    Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
    Temperature of the water column
    Instrument typeExpendable bathythermographs
    Platform typeresearch vessel
    Platform nameCeltic Explorer

    Process information

    Submitting organisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
    Submission identifier (UUID)098d888f-0825-4977-8719-4ec093d060e9
    Date of dataset creation2021-05-30
    Date of metadata creation2022-06-22
    Date of metadata latest revision2022-06-23
    Date of publishing2022-06-24
    Processing data centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
    Summary record-ID1065