Details of CTD Cumnija Bay


Dataset identification

Title of datasetCTD Cumnija Bay
Narrative summary of datasetThe dataset consists of 40 CTD profiles which were collected during 6 surveys in the period between 17th and 22nd September 1996. The stations covered an area of about 8km2 and included measurements of sea currents. The measurements were made in connection with an oceanographic survey commissioned by Water Services Corporation with the intention of studying the hydrographic characteristics of this marine area for the purpose of a sewage outfall.
Summary of processing methodologyThe raw data was available as Ascii files. This data was then validated using standard procedures and converted to SeaDataNet approved formats, ODV for the data and XML for the metadata.
Supporting documentationXML Files, Cumnija CTD coupling table.csv
Project/programmeCumnija Bay Oceanographic Survey
Start date1996-09-17
End date1996-09-22
Frequency of observationsinapplicable

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameWater Services Corporation
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset
Organisation nameOceanography Malta Research Group, Department of Geosciences, University of Malta
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2017-10-03
Dataset formatOcean Data View
Public accessNo limitations
License for usePDDL
Link to dataset after processing by data centre{1BD19943-7317-4915-8FB5-F4001FB0996A}


Latitude north boundary35.98
Longitude east boundary14.34
Latitude south boundary35.93
Longitude west boundary14.3
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaStrait of Sicily
Vertical extent maximum124 Metres
Vertical extent unit11.132 Metres

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeDissolved gases
Other inorganic chemical measurements
Water column temperature and salinity
ParameterAlkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typeCTD
salinity sensor
dissolved gas sensors
pH sensors
Platform typeself-propelled boat
Data quality processing informationCUMNIJA Bay data collected by the Water Services Corporation are managed by the University of Malta following the SeaDataNet data management standards concerning gathering, processing, quality controlling, metadata preparation.

Process information

Submitting organisationOceanography Malta Research Group, Department of Geosciences, University of Malta
Submission identifier (UUID)f4cf1f53-607b-4a2f-b6a5-10e31b2b4762
Date of dataset creation2017-07-12
Date of metadata creation2017-08-16
Date of metadata latest revision2017-08-23
Date of publishing2017-09-19
Date of processed dataset publication2018-03-09
Processing data centreOceanography Malta Research Group, Department of Geosciences, University of Malta
Summary record-ID2