Dataset identification

Narrative summary of datasetThe RV Arni Fredriksson collected simultaneous information on hydrology, prey and Brunnichs/common guillemot from 18 to 25/06/2022 in north-west Iceland. 5 transects of 60km length were succesfully completed twice in shelf-waters. A 6th transect of ~ 40km length was performed once in Arnarfjordur. During transects, 2 observers recorded the 2D distribution of all seabirds using European Seabird At-Sea (ESAS) methodology. At the same time, a scientific echosounder (Simrad EK80) operating at 5 frequencies (18, 38, 70, 120, 200 Khz) recorded the 3D distribution of fish. 22 trawls (plankton, midwater and demersal) were performed in response to schools and layers detected in the scientific echosounder, offering insights into their species composition and length-frequencies. 107 CTDs were performed at intervals along transects to measure the 3D variation in temperature, salinity, flourescene and turbidity.
Project/programmeEUROFLEETS+: An Alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities
Start date2022-06-18
End date2022-06-25

Responsible organisations

CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation nameBangor University School of Ocean Sciences
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation

Dataset availability


Latitude north boundary66.2
Longitude east boundary-23
Latitude south boundary65.2
Longitude west boundary-26
Sea areaNorth Atlantic Ocean

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeBirds, mammals and reptiles
Water column temperature and salinity
ParameterVariable fluorescence parameters
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typeCTD
Platform typeresearch vessel
Platform nameArni Fridriksson

Process information

Submitting organisationBangor University School of Ocean Sciences
Submission identifier (UUID)1f34fa44-00f3-4175-bbca-459f83e89f73
Date of dataset creation2022-08-26
Date of metadata creation2022-08-26
Date of metadata latest revision2022-08-29
Date of publishing2022-09-14
Date of processed dataset publication2022-10-24
Processing data centreNational Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography
Summary record-ID1121