Techsas dataset example

Date 2017
Author(s) Poncelet CyrilleORCID1, Pertuisot CecileORCID2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer, Navire et Systemes Embarqués, 29280 Plouzané, France
2 : Ifremer, Service des Systèmes d'Informations Scientifiques pour la MER, 29280 Plouzané, France
DOI 10.17882/90052
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) techsas, sensor

This dataset presents an extract of Techsas dataset recorded during Peacetime survey on the N/O Pourquoi Pas ?.

Techsas is the sensor acquisition software used on the ships of the french oceanographic fleet.

The data were processed with Globe software ( to split them in order to keep only a few values from 2017/06/10 11:20:00 to 2017/06/10 11:25:00.

More information about techsas can be retrieved here :

Python exemple for reading of Techsas files and documentation about this format can be found in the pyTechsas project


Licence CC-BY
Sensor metadata

Data were acquired from sensors available in 2017 on the Pourquoi Pas ? The main sensors are :

* KSS31 gravimeter

* Kongsberg EA600 single beam sounder

* Phins 2197,3457-108, Octans 480,495 attitude sensors

* SBE21, SBE38 thermosalinometers


The complete list of available sensors can be retrieved from the madida website for this survey :

File Size Format Processing Access
Peacetime extract of techsas files 605 KB NC, NetCDF Raw data Open access
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