DOI: 10.14466/CefasDataHub.41

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry - East Of Haig Fras Seabed Lander


This data set consists of biogeochemical sensor data from seabed moorings. The mooring consists of a 3 legged stainless steel "minilander" 1.5 meters high. The biogeochemical sensors are mounted at 1 meter above the seabed. Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity where fitted to a Cefas ESM2 data logger. These instruments gathered data for 5 minutes every 30 minutes. Sensors were validated against in-situ samples during deployment and recovery. Fluorometers were standardised using fluorosphere beads. Turbidity meters were calibrated using Stabical (Hach, US). These moorings were also fitted with upward facing acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP), this data is held by BODC. The data were collected as part of the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) research programme as part work package 2. SSB was co-funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The programme took a holistic approach to the cycling of nutrients and carbon and the controls on primary and secondary production in UK and European shelf seas, to increase understanding of these processes and their role in wider biogeochemical cycles.


Hull, Tom / Sivyer, David B. / Pearce, David / Greenwood, Naomi / Needham, Neil / Read, Chris / Fitton, Eric


Optical backscatter / Salinity of the water column / Vertical velocity of the water column / Currents / Raw suspended particulate material optical sensor output / Water column temperature and salinity / Monitoring / Temperature of the water column / Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column / Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output / Other physical oceanographic measurements

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Hull et al. (2017). Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry - East Of Haig Fras Seabed Lander. Cefas, UK. V1. doi: