Details of Polarstern Voluntary Observing Ship


Dataset identification

Title of datasetPolarstern Voluntary Observing Ship
Narrative summary of datasetSurface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT)
Start date1986-06-27
End date2015-12-01

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameUniversity of Bergen, Geophysical Institute
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2019-05-12
Dataset formatText or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0


Latitude north boundary51.572343694332
Longitude east boundary14.734747915097
Latitude south boundary-56.210933084355
Longitude west boundary-61.905877084903
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAtlantic Ocean
Vertical extent minimum-5 Metres
Vertical extent maximum-5 Metres
Vertical extent unit1 Metres

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeCarbon, nitrogen and phosphorus
Water column temperature and salinity
ParameterSalinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Platform typeresearch vessel
Platform namePolarstern

Process information

Submitting organisationETT S.p.A.
Submission identifier (UUID)35287b6b-3386-4f2e-b28d-15dfb3b5d716
Date of dataset creation2019-03-01
Date of metadata creation2019-03-04
Date of metadata latest revision2019-05-08
Date of publishing2019-05-11
Processing data centreInstitute of Marine Research, Norwegian Marine Data Centre
Summary record-ID478