Details of SIGNAL_CRUISE_1


Dataset identification

Title of datasetSIGNAL_CRUISE_1
Narrative summary of datasetThe SIGNAL research project, funded by the BiodivERsA call of the ERA-Net, focuses on the effects of extreme weather events on biodiversity, ecosystem functions, resilience and tipping points in grasslands along a pan-European climatic gradient. Studying the effects of extreme drought on biodiversity and ecosystem functions is a key facet of current climate change research. SIGNAL will investigate mechanisms of resilience in European grassland prone to novel climate extremes and identify early warning signals of thresholds and regime shifts by installation of replicated experimental manipulations of climate extremes at 8 grassland sites across Europe (field experiments and mesocoms including legumes, invasive species, species richness and within-species diversity). SIGNAL results will provide experimental evidence on mechanisms of resilience across European gradients, which may serve to regulate ecosystem services in the face of climate extremes and foster the identification of early warning signals of thresholds of regime shift. SIGNAL is well-connected within the scientific community, members belonging to large research initiatives such as CLIMMANI, CExtreme, Precip-Net, TERRAC, INTERFACE producing outstanding scientific insights, contributing to global science networks, such as IGBP and DIVERSITAS. SIGNAL will intensely serve the science-policy interface by delivering timely, highly relevant and understandable information to policymakers and stakeholders about European gradients of resilience and indicators of tipping points in the face of climate extremes, supporting EU policies and national legislative frameworks.
Summary of processing methodologyStation grid sampled with CTD-sensors and attached water bottles, continous recording of temperature and salinity in surface waters
Supporting documentationSIGNAL.txt
  • 96_BSH20010078
  • Start date2001-03-08
    End date2001-03-12

    Responsible organisations

    Organisation nameLeibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
    Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
    Organisation nameUniversity Bayreuth
    Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset
    Organisation nameUniversity Bayreuth
    Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

    Dataset availability

    Original dataset download link
    Date of original dataset publication2018-03-21
    Dataset formatMS Excel Spreadsheet (.xls)
    Public accessNo limitations
    License for useCC0 1.0


    Latitude north boundary56
    Longitude east boundary20
    Latitude south boundary54
    Longitude west boundary18
    Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
    Sea areaBaltic Sea

    Data types, collection and processing

    Observation typeIsotopes
    Other physical oceanographic measurements
    Water column temperature and salinity
    ParameterAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
    Electrical conductivity of the water column
    Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
    Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
    Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
    Moored instrument depth
    Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
    Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
    Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
    Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
    Salinity of the water column
    Density of the water column
    Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
    Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column
    Temperature of the water column
    Stable isotopes in water bodies
    Instrument typeCTD
    Platform typeship
    Platform nameProfessor Albrecht Penck

    Process information

    Submitting organisationSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
    Submission identifier (UUID)af202a2d-be22-4fdd-a80c-a185db605bd8
    Date of dataset creation2017-12-18
    Date of metadata creation2018-03-09
    Date of metadata latest revision2018-03-20
    Date of publishing2018-03-21
    Processing data centreFederal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
    Summary record-ID77