Details of Fortune Bay (NL, Canada) oceanographic observations May 2015 - May 2017


Dataset identification

Title of datasetFortune Bay (NL, Canada) oceanographic observations May 2015 - May 2017
Narrative summary of datasetA comprehensive set of oceanographic data were collected in Fortune Bay, a broad, mid-latitude fjord located on the south coast of Newfoundland (Canada). The dataset was gathered in partnership with IFREMER who collected data around the adjacent French archipelago of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. The dataset consists of data from taut-line moorings, land-based stations (a tide gauge and a couple of weather stations) and CTD profiles performed during mooring maintenances (~every 6 months). Parameters covered by the moorings include water column temperature (thermistor chain), salinity (2 points/depths per mooring), dissolved oxygen (on a limited number of moorings, within the surface layer) as well as current profiles (ADCP). Land-based stations monitored water level and temperature (tide gauge) and wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, air temperature and solar radiation (weather station). CTD profiles include dissolved oxygen for the most part. The program lasted two full years from May 2015 to May 2017 and sampling interval varied from 1-60 min depending on the instrument. 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 date2015-05-01
End date2017-05-16

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 citeDonnet Sebastien, Lazure Pascal (2020). Fortune Bay (NL, Canada) oceanographic observations May 2015 - May 2017. SEANOE.

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2020-12-13
Dataset formatDelimited
Network Common Data Form
Ocean Data View
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0


Latitude north boundary47.75
Longitude east boundary-54.7
Latitude south boundary46.75
Longitude west boundary-56.5
Sea areaNorth Atlantic Ocean
Gulf of St. Lawrence
Atlantic Ocean
North America Mainland
Northwest Atlantic Ocean (40W)
Vertical extent maximum579 Metres

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeDissolved gases
Water column temperature and salinity
Sea level
ParameterSea level
Air pressure
Air temperature
Solar Radiation
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Wind strength and direction
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typecurrent profilers
Instrument nameTeledyne RDI 300kHz Workhorse Monitor direct-reading ADCP
Instrument typeCTD
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 19 SEACAT CTD
Instrument typeCTD
Instrument nameRBR Concerto CTD
Instrument typewater temperature sensor
water temperature sensor
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 25 Sealogger CTD
Instrument typewater temperature sensor
Instrument nameRBR XR-420 CTD Marine
Instrument typewater pressure sensors
water pressure sensors
Instrument nameUnknown temperature and pressure sensor
Instrument typewater pressure sensors
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 37 MicroCat CTP (submersible) CTD sensor series
Platform typeland/onshore structure
Platform nameTide gauge (POOLC)
Platform typeland/onshore structure
Platform nameWeather station (DOGIS)
Platform typemooring
Platform namesite F3B01-01 to 04
Data quality processing informationProcessed data

Process information

Submitting organisationFisheries and Oceans Canada, Marine Environmental Data Section
Submission identifier (UUID)a53ad03f-3632-6323-3233-000000062314
Date of dataset creation2020-02-10
Date of dataset revision2020-06-08
Date of metadata creation2020-6-10
Date of metadata latest revision2020-11-26
Date of publishing2020-12-14
Processing data centreIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Summary record-ID719