AdriFOOS Depth/Temperature profiles dataset 2012-2020

Date 2020-04-20
Temporal extent 2012-11-26 -2020-02-26
Author(s) Penna PierluigiORCID1, Belardinelli Andrea1, Croci Camilla Sofia1, Domenichetti Filippo1, Martinelli MichelaORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : CNR – National Research Council of Italy, IRBIM – Institute of Biological Resources and Marine Biotechnologies, Largo Fiera della pesca 2, Ancona, 60125, Italy
DOI 10.17882/73008
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) Oceanography, Temperature profiles, Operational Oceanography, Fisheries Sciences, VOOS, Fishing Vessels

From 2003 to 2013, the Ancona section of CNR-IRBIM (formerly part of CNR-Institute of Marine Science) runned the “Fishery Observing System” (FOS) program aimed at using Italian fishing vessels as Vessels Of Opportunity (VOOs) for the collection of scientifically useful datasets (Falco et al. 2007). Some commercial fishing vessels, targetting small pelagic species in the northern and central Adriatic Sea, were equipped with an integrated system for the collection of information on catches, position of the fishing operation, depth and water temperature during the haul, producing a great amount of data that demonstrated to be helpful both for oceanographic and fishery biology purposes (Carpi et al. 2015; Aydoğdu et a. 2016; Sparnocchia et al. 2016; Lucchetti et al. 2018).

In 2012, thanks to the participation to some national and international projects (e.g. SSD-Pesca, EU-FP7 JERICO etc.), CNR started the development of a new modular “Fishery & Oceanography Observing System” (FOOS; Patti et al. 2013). New sensors for oceanographic and meteorological data allow nowadays the FOOS to collect more parameters, with higher accuracy and to send them directly to a data center in near real time (Martinelli et al. 2016; Sparnocchia et al. 2017). Furthermore, the FOOS is a multifunction system able to collect various kind of data from the fishing operations and also to send back to the fishermen useful information (e.g. weather and sea forecasts, etc.) through an electronic logbook with an ad hoc software embedded. The new FOOS installed on various kind of fishing vessels targetting different resources, allowed a spatial extension of the monitored areas in the Mediterranean Sea (Patti et al. 2013).

CNR-IRBIM implemented the “AdriFOOS” observational system, by installing the FOOS on some commercial fishing boats operating in the Adriatic Sea. Since then the datacenter based in Ancona receives daily data sets of environmental parameters collected along the water column and close to the sea bottom (eg. temperature, salinity, etc.), together with GPS haul tracks, catch amounts per haul, target species sizes and weather information. Some temperature and salinity measurements acquired by the FOOS in the Adriatic Sea from January 2014 to March 2015 were published within the JERICO project and some oxygen and fluorescence profiles obtained in 2017 within the NEXOS project.

The dataset here presented contains 14803 depth/temperature profiles collected by 10 vessels of the AdriFOOS fleet in the period 2012-2020. All the profiles were subjected to quality control.Data are flagged according the L20 (SEADATANET MEASURAND QUALIFIER FLAGS).

Licence CC-BY-NC
Acknowledgments This work was supported by: -CNR’s Decision Support System for Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Regions of Southern Italy (SSD-Pesca) project; -Towards a Joint European Research Infrastructure Network for Coastal Observatories (EU FP7 JERICO) project [grant number 262584]; -Next generation, cost-effective, compact, multifunctional web enabled Ocean Sensor Systems Empowering Marine, Maritime and Fisheries Management (EU FP7 NEXOS) project [grant number 614102]; -Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories (H2020 JERICO-NEXT) project [grant number 654410]
Sensor metadata

model of sensor:SP2T 300m PR;

temperature range: -5 to 35 [°C];
temperature accuracy=0.05 [°C];
temperature rensponse time (63%); <0.5 [s]
depth range: 0-300 [m];
depth accuracy:0.03% f.s.;
data acquisition rate: 1 [Hz];

File Size Format Processing Access
23 MB ODV Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2022-04-20
5 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2022-04-20
AdriFOOS 2020DB QC nc variables 351 bytes TEXTE Open access
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Penna Pierluigi, Belardinelli Andrea, Croci Camilla Sofia, Domenichetti Filippo, Martinelli Michela (2020). AdriFOOS Depth/Temperature profiles dataset 2012-2020. SEANOE.