Details of Currents Cumnija Bay


Dataset identification

Title of datasetCurrents Cumnija Bay
Narrative summary of datasetThe time series data consist of 4 sets of sub-surface sea currents which were collected at 10m depth in the same station during 4 deployments spanning the period between 29th May and 30th September 1996. The station was located off the coast of Cirkewwa. 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 Currents coupling table.csv
Project/programmeCumnija Bay Oceanographic Survey
Start date1996-05-29
End date1996-09-30

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 boundary35.97489
Longitude east boundary14.30958
Latitude south boundary35.97489
Longitude west boundary14.30958
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaStrait of Sicily
Vertical extent minimum10 Metres
Vertical extent maximum10 Metres
Vertical extent unit11.132 Metres

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeCurrents
ParameterHorizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typecurrent meters
Platform typemooring
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)7b536760-d8c3-46bf-aeae-3ee6bcd47b4a
Date of dataset creation2017-07-13
Date of metadata creation2017-08-16
Date of metadata latest revision2017-08-23
Date of publishing2017-09-19
Date of processed dataset publication2017-12-04
Processing data centreOceanography Malta Research Group, Department of Geosciences, University of Malta
Summary record-ID3