ADCP data collected during the iMAR 2021/Eurofleets+ research cruise in Mid Atlantic Ridge (Azores EEZ)

This dataset was produced during the iMAR cruise “The Integrated assessment of the distribution of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) in the Azores region”, that took place aboard the Research Vessel Pelagia of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research between May 19th and June 2nd 2021. The iMAR cruise aimed to evaluate the role of the MAR in shaping latitudinal and trans-Atlantic patterns in deep-sea biogeography, connectivity and assemblages of deep-sea megafauna. This expedition was funded by the SEA OCEANS program of Eurofleets+ and the H2020 European project iAtlantic, and was led by the University of the Azores (Portugal) in collaboration with the Hydrographic Institute and University of Porto (Portugal), the University of Aarhus (Denmark), the National Oceanography Center (United Kingdom), GEOMAR (Germany), the University Museum of Bergen (Norway), the PP Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russia), and the University of Vale do Itajaí (Brazil).

ADCP data was collected at 34 stations during the iMAR cruise, mainly in the North portion of the MAR in the EEZ around the Azores (Table 1). This dataset contain the “.ENR” and another 9 file types with the same name structure but different extensions (.ENS; .ENX; .TXT; .LTA; .N1R; .N2R; .NMS; .STA; .VMO). VmDas Quick Start Guide: “.ENR” raw ADCP data file; “.ENS” ADCP data after having been screened for RSSI and correlation by VmDas; “.ENX” ADCP single-ping data (plus NAV) after having been bin-mapped, transformed to Earth coordinates, and screened for error velocity, vertical velocity, and false targets. “.LTA” ADCP (plus NAV) data that has been averaged using the long time period; “.N1R” and “.N2R” Raw NMEA data files; includes ADCP time stamps; “.N1R” extension is used for single-port NMEA data collection, or for GPS position data (Nav) in dual-port collection mode. The “.N2R” extension is used for Roll/Pitch/Heading (RPH) data collection when using two serial ports for NMEA data collection. “.NMS” Binary format NAV data file after having been screened and pre-averaged. “.STA” ADCP (plus NAV) data that has been averaged using the short time period; “.VMO” the option settings used for collecting the data (text file).



Biological oceanography


Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Azores, Deep-sea, iMAR 2021, Eurofleets, ADCP, Acoustic


42.484475N, 38.236108S, -28.559438E, -30.935026W


65 MoENR; ENS; ENX; TXT; LTA; N1R; N2R; NMS; STA; VMORaw data
How to cite
Mohn Christian, Rodrigues Luís, Dominguez-Carrió Carlos, Taranto Gerald H., Neves de Sousa Laura, Evans Susan, Carreiro-Silva Marina, Morato Telmo (2022). ADCP data collected during the iMAR 2021/Eurofleets+ research cruise in Mid Atlantic Ridge (Azores EEZ). SEANOE.

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