Details of ESROB, mooring time series from 2016 to 2020


Dataset identification

Title of datasetESROB, mooring time series from 2016 to 2020
Narrative summary of datasetThe East Sea Real-time Ocean Buoy (ESROB) is a surface mooring that has been in operation off the mid-east coast of Korea since 1999. The ESROB is 9 km off the coast (37° 32.24’N; 129° 12.92’E) in a water depth of 130 m, and provides meteorological and oceanographic (physical and biogeochemical) data every 10 min from Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) instruments. The data provided here were collected between 2016 and 2020 and follow the data collected by previous publications. The data were quality controlled and assured using typical data processing methods, and have been used to address temporal variations in currents and water properties, as well as wind-and tide-induced internal waves. The uploaded data files contain variables in a NetCDF format that were obtained during each deployment. 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.
Summary of processing methodologyConductivity, Temperature, Depth: SBE 37IM MicroCAT (Sea-Bird Scientific), Water Quality Monitor (WETLabs) Temperature and pressure (optional): SBE 56 (Sea-Bird Scientific), SBE 39 (Sea-Bird Scientific) Current: Doppler Volume Sampler (Teledyne RD instruments) Wave: 3D wave (OTRONIX) Fluorescence: FLSB (WETLabs), Water Quality monitor (WETLabs) Turbidity, Dissolved Oxygen: Water Quality monitor (WETLabs) Photosynthetically active radiation: QSR-2200 (air; Biospherical instruments), QSP-2300 (water; Biospherical instruments) Shortwave radiation sensor: Precision Spectral Pyranometer (Eppley LAB) Longwave radiation sensor: Precision Infrared Radiometer (Eppley LAB)
Start date2016-08-05
End date2020-10-27

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 citeChoi Jeonga, Park Jae-Hyoung, Nam Sunghyun (2021). ESROB, mooring time series from 2016 to 2020. SEANOE.

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatNetwork Common Data Form
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0
Link to dataset after processing by data centre


Latitude north boundary37.6
Longitude east boundary129.3
Latitude south boundary37.4
Longitude west boundary129.1
Sea areaJapan Sea
Pacific Ocean

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeDissolved gases
Currents, sea level and waves
Other physical oceanographic measurements
Water column temperature and salinity
ParameterAlkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Variable fluorescence parameters
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Wave direction
Long-wave radiation
Sea level expressed as pressure
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typewave recorders
Instrument nameWET Labs {Sea-Bird WETLabs} Water Quality Monitor
Instrument typefluorometers
Instrument nameWET Labs {Sea-Bird WETLabs} ECO FLSB fluorometer
Instrument typecurrent profilers
Instrument nameTeledyne RDI 300kHz Workhorse Monitor direct-reading ADCP
Instrument typeradiometers
Instrument nameEppley Precision Infrared Radiometer Pyrgeometer
Instrument typeradiometers
Instrument nameEppley UVB-1 pyranometer
Instrument typewater temperature sensor
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 37 MicroCat IM-CT with optional pressure (submersible) CTD sensor series
Instrument typewater temperature sensor
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 39 temperature recorder
Instrument typewater temperature sensor
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 56 temperature recorder
Platform typemoored surface buoy
Platform nameEast Sea Real-time Ocean Buoy (ESROB)
Data quality processing informationQuality controlled data

Process information

Submitting organisationSchool of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University
Submission identifier (UUID)a53ad03f-3832-8323-3239-000000082957
Date of dataset creation2021-08-31
Date of dataset revision2021-11-03
Date of metadata creation2021-11-5
Date of metadata latest revision2024-02-08
Date of publishing2024-02-26
Date of processed dataset publication2024-03-13
Processing data centreIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Summary record-ID1481