Currents on water column, data from the EGIM, EMSO-Azores observatory, 2017-2018

This dataset contains acoustic signal acquired between July 2017 and August 2018 on EMSO-Azores observatory by the EGIM. Acoustic signal is one of the 7 core parameters monitored by the EGIM, EMSO Generic Instrumental Module.

The EGIM prototype was deployed at Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent site, 25 m south west of the active edifice Tour Eiffel, to monitor local hydrodynamic variability and complement the data obtained by the numerous sensors set on this site: oceanographic mooring deployed south of the vent field, the multidisciplinary Seamon East node, autonomous current meters, array of temperature probes…


Physical oceanography


Mid-Atlantic Ridge, EMSO-Azores, Lucky Strike, Acoustic, Hydrophone, EGIM, Time-series, MoMAR, MoMARSAT2018, EMSOdev, EMSO


37.30134N, 37.2888S, -32.275618E, -32.27982W



  • Heading, Pitch and Roll (deg)
  • Water temperature (°C)
  • West->East Velocity for cell 1 to 128 (mm/s)
  • South->North Velocity for cell 1 to 128 (mm/s)
  • UP (to surface) Velocity for cell 1 to 128 (mm/s)
  • Velocity Error (mm/s)


  • Regional node: Emso-Azores
  • Site: Lucky Strike
  • Node: EGIM
  • Coordinates: N37° 17' 19.61'' and W32° 16' 33.06''
  • Depth: 1700 m



Operating parameters

  • Sampling period: 6 min
  • Anti-fouling device: No

Sensor metadata

  • Type: ADCP
  • Model: RDI Workhorse 300Khz sn 21582
  • Firmware: V50.40

Sensor configuration

  • No bottom track
  • 128 cells
  • Cell size: 1m
  • 20 pings per ensemble

Test and calibration

  • Manufacturer calibration (2016)
  • Pressure qualification test

Data management

  • Real time data transmission: No


Raw data
147 MoCSVQuality controlled data
Sensor configuration
Pressure qualification
697 KoPDF
How to cite
Sarradin Pierre-Marie, Legrand Julien, Moreau Bertrand, Lanteri Nadine, Cannat Mathilde (2018). Currents on water column, data from the EGIM, EMSO-Azores observatory, 2017-2018. SEANOE.

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