DOI: 10.14466/CefasDataHub.19

RV Cefas Endeavour FerryBox Monitoring System


This dataset has been extracted as part of an exercise to assemble "all" Cefas Temperature Data and publish it in a Data paper. It is one of 17 Cefas data sources assembled.

Ferryboxes are packages of instruments that are usually placed on board commercial ships such as ferries to monitor temperature, salinity and other water properties. This data series is from 2009-2013 from the cruises of the RV Cefas Endeavour.

The RV Cefas Endeavour was commissioned in 2003 and fitted with a FerryBox system in 2009. Unlike most FerryBox systems (see and–watch/shallow–coastal–seas/ferrybox), RV Cefas Endeavour runs a combination of regular (usually annual) monitoring cruises in UK Shelf waters (with a focus on ICES Mandated Surveys for fisheries assessments) and bespoke research cruises. This provides a widespread coverage with some repeat components in time and space.

Continuous logged data gathered by the Ferrybox on the RV Cefas Endeavour. Sample inlet is at 4m depth. Parameter included here = sea surface temperature. Other parameters available from Cefas include sea surface salinity, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity, & barometric pressure.


Morris, David / Andres, Olga / Ayers, Richard / Brown, Annie / Elisa, Capuzzo / Keith, Cooper / Stephen, Dye / Liam, Fernand / Flatman, Steve / Greenwood, Naomi / Haverson, David / Tom, Hull / Kieran, Hyder / Simon, Jennings / Ross, Jolliffe / Julian, Metcalfe / Meadows, Bill / Pearce, David / John, Pinnegar / Sophie, Pitois / David, Righton / Natasha, Taylor / Williams, Oliver / Wright, Serena


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Morris et al. (2016). RV Cefas Endeavour FerryBox Monitoring System. Cefas, UK. V1. doi: