Details of Data from Eurofleets+ BENCHMARK cruise


Dataset identification

Title of datasetData from Eurofleets+ BENCHMARK cruise
Narrative summary of datasetData collected during the BENCHMARK cruise. The cruise was carried out between August 1-10, 2021 on Denmark Strait, in Icelandic and Greenlandic waters. The objectives of the cruise were to characterise the composition and distribution of epibenthic fauna in the Denmark Strait, with a particular focus on taxa considered indicators of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem, and to survey water mass properties and flow structure in the area.
Summary of processing methodologyData processing is described in the cruise report.
Supporting documentationCruise report
Project/programmeEUROFLEETS+: An Alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities
  • 583_2021107
  • Start date2021-08-01
    End date2022-08-10

    Responsible organisations

    Organisation nameMarine and Freshwater Research Institute
    Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
    Organisation nameMarine and Freshwater Research Institute
    Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

    Dataset availability


    Latitude north boundary68.3014
    Longitude east boundary-23.1627
    Latitude south boundary64.7175
    Longitude west boundary-30.4585
    Sea areaNorth Atlantic Ocean
    Greenland Sea
    Vertical extent maximum1744 Metres

    Data types, collection and processing

    Observation typeBiota abundance, biomass and diversity
    Water column temperature and salinity
    Gravity, magnetics and bathymetry
    ParameterAcoustic backscatter in the water column
    Variable fluorescence parameters
    Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
    Salinity of the water column
    Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
    Density of the water column
    Temperature of the water column
    Instrument typecurrent profilers
    Instrument nameTeledyne RDI Ocean Surveyor 75kHz vessel-mounted ADCP
    Instrument typeCTD
    Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 911plus CTD
    Instrument typethermosalinographs
    Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 21 Thermosalinograph
    Instrument typemulti-beam echosounders
    Instrument nameKongsberg EM 302 multibeam echosounder
    Platform typeresearch vessel
    Platform nameG.O. Sars

    Process information

    Submitting organisationMarine and Freshwater Research Institute
    Submission identifier (UUID)e4533df2-b63b-441e-9cd9-c357d74a91fb
    Date of dataset creation2021-08-01
    Date of metadata creation2022-04-01
    Date of metadata latest revision2022-07-04
    Date of publishing2022-07-21
    Date of processed dataset publication2023-05-12
    Processing data centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
    Summary record-ID1083