PAP July 2019
The July 2019 mooring was deployed on cruise DY103.
Near-real time data were transmitted via iridium servers until September 2019, when severe weather appears to have damaged the transmission system.
The near-real time data are shown in the graphs below.
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It is hoped that on-board recording is still active.
After recovery, data will be archived at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and can be accessed at: BODC PAP Collection
Oceanographic instruments on keel and at 30m on frame, operating in near real time
Keel Mounted Microcats
Frame Mounted Microcats
MetOffice UK Meteorological Data
PAP is part of the MetOffice network of weather buoys, click here to view the full network.
Below are links to extract subsets of the real-time data collected during this deployment. Please note these are raw data as received from the sensors. They are NOT processed or calibrated and as such are not identical to the displayed graphs above. Each of these cruises are described in a cruise report which can be accessed from the cruises tab.
Seafloor (4800 m)
Seafloor samples have been taken at the PAP site for over 20 years. Many methods can only be achieved from research ships but some (time-lapse camera) is autonomous for high resolution long-term sampling.
|Method||Used for||Contact at NOCS, UK|
|Trawls||Megafauna (Species diversity, abundance and biomass||Dr David Billett|
|WASP||Wide-Angle Seabed Photography towed camera system||Dr Brian Bett|
|Cores||Boxcores, Mega- and Multicores for fauna and geochemistry||Prof. Andrew Gooday|
|Bathysnap||Time-lapse photography||Dr Brian Bett|