EMSO-Iberian Margin Cape St. Vincent observatory data (subsurface mooring) from Jun-Oct 2022.

The EMSO – Iberian Margin Cape St. Vincent mooring (IbMa-CSV) is a submarine observatory, located at the edge of the continental slope, 10 nm south of Cape St. Vincente, the SW tip of the Iberian Peninsula (36.848478 N , -8.927072 E). The observatory is comprised of three instruments. EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM) (200 m) hosts a CT, acoustic-doppler current profiler, dissolved oxygen sensor, water pressure sensor and an optical backscatter sensors. Wave-powered vertical profiler Wirewalker operates from near surface - 150 m depth. It hosts a CTD, dissolved oxygen sensor, fluorometer and optical backscatter sensors.Teledyne RDI Sentinel V100 300 kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) (200 m).

This datasets contains observatory data, collected during the EMSO-PT Leg 2 Campaign, in collaboration with the R/V Mário Ruivo and Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera from June - October 2022.


Physical oceanography


observatory, water column, portugal, in-situ, oceanography, physical oceanography, iberian margin, Biogeochemistry, ocean currents, ctd, cape st. vincent, temperature, profiler, mooring, acoustic doppler current profiler, salinity, environmental data, EMSO-ERIC, egim, North Atlantic


37.223355N, 36.534383S, -8.154607E, -9.771795W


Wave-powered vertical profiler Wirewalker:  Sensors:  6 channel RBRconcerto CTD, Turner Designs Cyclops 7F sensors (chlorophyll-a and turbidty), RBRcoda3 T.ODO (optical dissolved oxygen). Upward cast (free floating) ~0.5 m/s; downward cast (wave motion) ~0.4 m/s (depending on wave conditions). Sampling rate was 2 Hz ascending, and 10 Hz descending. Measured channels were conductivity, temperature, pressure, chlorophyll a, dissolved O2 concentration and turbidity. Derived channels are sea pressure, depth, salinity, speed of sound, specific conductivity, dissolved O2 saturation and density anomaly

Teledyne RDI Sentinel V100 300 kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). Sampling period was 60 minutes for 3 m depth bins (51 bins in total). The blank right above the ADCP accounts for 2 m. Ping interval (s) was 1 and number of pings 120.


Sentinel V100 300 kHz ADCP 2021
4 MoNetCDFQuality controlled data
Sentinel V100 300 kHz ADCP 2022
3 MoNetCDFQuality controlled data
WW Vertical Profiler Dataset
2 GoNetCDFQuality controlled data
How to cite
Rautenbach Sarah, Relvas Paulo, Sousa Carlos (2022). EMSO-Iberian Margin Cape St. Vincent observatory data (subsurface mooring) from Jun-Oct 2022. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/94769
In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :
Rautenbach Sarah A., Sousa Carlos, Carapuço Mafalda, Relvas Paulo (2023). High resolution observations of the ocean upper layer south of Cape São Vicente, western northern margin of the Gulf of Cadiz. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2023-436

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