Details of ADCP, CTD, chlorophyll and turbidity data from AUVs operated by the Belgian Navy

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Dataset identification

Title of datasetADCP, CTD, chlorophyll and turbidity data from AUVs operated by the Belgian Navy
Narrative summary of datasetSince 2006, the Belgian Navy operates 5 Hydroid REMUS 100 Autonomous underwater vehicles. Four more were acquired in 2012 and 2016. 880 missions have been undertaken in various European countries for port protection and mine hunting operations, for which the sidescan sonar images are used,. This datset contains data from 455 missions (inland and testing missions excluded) from 2006 until 2019, mostly in Europe (Baltic, North and Mediterranean Sea) and contains ADCP, CTD, chlorophyll and turbidity data.
Summary of processing methodologyThe AUV is deployed for a mission, and afterwards the data can be easily read out from the on-board data storage. The raw data is stored at the Marine barracks in Ostend, Belgium. A subset containing only marine observations has been collated from the different files and presented as a set of text files. ADCP data was also saved as text files until 2016 (new firmware of the sensor). After this date, only ADC files are available. The specific sensors included in the AUV are unknown.
Start date2006-02-28
End date2019-12-18

Responsible organisations

CountryBelgium
Organisation nameBelgian Navy, Ministry of Defence, Research Centre of the Belgian Navy, Mine Warfare Datacentre
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download linkhttps://cloud.emodnet-ingestion.eu/index.php/s/wNoxgnOpjnTLGX8
Dataset formatadc files
Text or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0
TypeDataset
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.24417/bmdc.be:dataset:2521

Locations

Map
Latitude north boundary69.5391312
Longitude east boundary48.3038673
Latitude south boundary28.8583317
Longitude west boundary-70.647583
Sea areaNorth Sea
Baltic Sea
Mediterranean Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePigments
Water column temperature and salinity
Currents
ParameterElectrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Turbulence in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typecurrent profilers
CTD
ADVs and turbulence probes
Platform typeautonomous underwater vehicle

Process information

Submitting organisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Submission identifier (UUID)22f977ef-a7f8-4953-bfd6-04442e3ec44e
Date of dataset creation2020-12-23
Date of metadata creation2021-01-21
Date of metadata latest revision2021-06-09
Date of publishing2021-06-29
Processing data centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Summary record-ID820