Details of Memorial University Ocean Glider Deployments : 2005 – Present


Dataset identification

Title of datasetMemorial University Ocean Glider Deployments : 2005 – Present
Narrative summary of datasetMemorial University has over the past 15 years been involved in various ocean glider activities with deployments focused primarily on the Newfoundland Shelf and the Labrador Sea. For example, there are four deployments with glider data in the Labrador Sea. Partnerships with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Ocean Gliders Canada have also resulted in deployments of Memorial's gliders in the Pacific. The data contain 14’663 mission kms, 620 deployment days and 25’108 individual glider profiles. L1 NETCDF files for every deployment archived on the Memorial University’s Glider Data server are made available publicly for scientific research. Deployments vary in duration and region. All files were processed with the SOCIB glider toolbox ((Troupin et al., 2015)-[]), modified by Nicolai von Oppeln-Bronikowski, 2019 for MUN glider deployments. Metadata: File creator(s), contact info, institution, applicable funding, responsible researcher(s), deployment region, deployment start, deployment end, longitude min, longitude max, latitude min, latitude max, glider type, glider configuration if known, sensors, sensor serial numbers, science data QC. Glider Data: Minimum Data: Time, Depth, Position, Depth-Averaged Current, CTD. Most Deployments: Oxy_umolL, Oxy_Calphase_DEG, Oxy_sat Some Deployments: pCO2_uatm,  pCO2_Calphase_DEG, pCO2_Dphase 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.
Start date1900-01-01
End date1900-01-01

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 citevon Oppeln-Bronikowski Nicolai, de Young Brad, Bachmayer Ralf, Palter Jaime, Claus Brian, Zhou Mingxi, Matthews Robin J. B., Howatt Tara, Bishop Charlie, Downey Mark, Riggs Neil, Foley Jack (2021). Memorial University Ocean Glider Deployments : 2005 – Present. SEANOE.

Dataset availability

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


Latitude north boundary57
Longitude east boundary-44
Latitude south boundary45
Longitude west boundary-141
Sea areaNorth Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
North America Mainland
Northeast Pacific Ocean (180W)
Northwest Atlantic Ocean (40W)

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeDissolved gases
Other physical oceanographic measurements
Water column temperature and salinity
ParameterElectrical conductivity of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Density of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typeCTD
dissolved gas sensors
Platform typeglider
Data quality processing informationQuality controlled data

Process information

Submitting organisationMemorial University of Newfoundland, Ocean Sciences Centre
Submission identifier (UUID)a53ad03f-3739-7393-3933-000000079349
Date of dataset creation2021-02-01
Date of dataset revision2021-07-08
Date of metadata creation2021-7-9
Date of metadata latest revision2024-02-26
Date of publishing2024-03-13
Processing data centreIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Summary record-ID1493