Details of Vessel-mounted ADCP data (current profiles) collected during Med-SHIP cruise TAlPro2022


Dataset identification

Title of datasetVessel-mounted ADCP data (current profiles) collected during Med-SHIP cruise TAlPro2022
Narrative summary of dataset This data set contains the post-processed current profiles collected by means of a vessel-mounted ADCP (on the Belgia vessel RV BELGICA) in the Western Mediterranean Sea during May 2022. The TAlPro2022 cruise was part of the Med-SHIP programme. During the whole campaign a VM-ADCP (RDI Ocean Surveyor, 75 KHz) worked along the ship route. The depth range of the current profiler is about 725 m. Data acquisition is carried out using the RDI VMDAS software vers. 1.50.19. The number of bins has been set to 80, with a bin size of 10 m . The instrument ran in narrowband mode and was controlled by computers using the conventional RDI VMDAS software under a MS Windows system with a pinging set to be as fast as possible. No interferences with other used acoustical instruments were observed.
Summary of processing methodologyThe ADCP data have been post-processed with the CODAS3 Software System, which allows extracting data, assigning coordinates, editing and correcting velocity data. Moreover, the data were corrected for errors in the value of sound velocity in water, and misalignment of the instrument with respect to the axis of the ship (about 0.42 degrees). After additional editing, to eliminate suspect values, and those where certain thresholds were surpassed, two netCDF file were created by CODAS3.
Project/programmeEUROFLEETS+: An Alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities
  • 120_BSH20223094
  • Start date2022-05-17
    End date2022-05-26

    Responsible organisations

    Organisation nameCNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Venezia)
    Role of organisationPublisher

    Dataset availability

    Original dataset download link
    Dataset formatNetwork Common Data Form
    Public accessNo limitations
    License for useCC-BY 4.0


    Latitude north boundary44.184258579254
    Longitude east boundary15.813947874912
    Latitude south boundary36.635461242948
    Longitude west boundary2.6303541249125
    Sea areaMediterranean Sea, Western Basin

    Data types, collection and processing

    Observation typeAcoustics
    ParameterHorizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
    Instrument typecurrent profilers
    Platform typeresearch vessel
    Platform nameBelgica

    Process information

    Submitting organisationCNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Venezia)
    Submission identifier (UUID)3b3b1466-89cb-4091-9bb3-468a6b74f008
    Date of dataset creation2022-08-01
    Date of metadata creation2022-08-01
    Date of metadata latest revision2022-09-20
    Date of publishing2022-09-28
    Processing data centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
    Summary record-ID1127