The Apr 2017 mooring was deployed on cruise DY077.

Below are the graphs generated in near-real time from data gathered at PAP and transmitted via iridium servers.

Other data were collected at the site but were not transmitted in near-real time. Click on an image to see a larger version.

After recovery, data are archived at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and can be accessed at: BODC PAP Collection. Please use the search term Porcupine or #5192 to find our data.

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Date and time of receipt of latest data

Oceanographic instruments on keel and at 30m on frame, operating in near real time

Microcats with Oxygen


Graph of Temperatures at various depths


Graph of Salinity at various depths


Graph of Sigma-t at various depths

Seabird Oxygen

Graph of Oxygen at various depths

Aanderaa Oxygen

Aanderaa Oxygen

Carbon Dioxide at 1m

Carbon Dioxide on keel

Carbon Dioxide at 30m

Carbon Dioxide on sensor frame

Pro-oceanus GTD-Pro at 30m

Pro-Oceanus GD-Pro at 30m

Chlorophyll-a Wetlabs

Chlorophyll-a : Wetlabs

Fluorescence Cyclops

Fluorescence Cyclops

Satlantic SeaFET pH

Satlantic Internal pH

Internal pH

Satlantic Internal pH

MetOffice UK Meteorological Data

PAP is part of the MetOffice network of weather buoys, click here to view the full network.

Air Pressure

Met Office Air Pressure


Met Office Humidity data


Met Office Temperatures plotted with NCEP

Wind Speed

Met Office Wind data

Wind Vectors

Met Office Wind data as arrows

Wave Height

Met Office Wave data

Wave Peak Period

Met Office Wave data

Wave Vectors

Met Office wave data

Sea Current Vectors

Sea Current

Sea Current Speed/Direction

Sea Current

Sea Current

Sea Current

Irradiance 1

Irradiance 1 (30m)

Irradiance 2

Irradiance 2 (30m)


Irradiance 3

Irradiance 3 (surface)

Mooring Position

Mooring position

Last 7 days Track

Last 7 days Mooring track

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.

MethodUsed forContact at NOCS, UK
TrawlsMegafauna (Species diversity, abundance and biomassDr David Billett
WASPWide-Angle Seabed Photography towed camera systemDr Brian Bett
CoresBoxcores, Mega- and Multicores for fauna and geochemistryProf. Andrew Gooday
BathysnapTime-lapse photographyDr Brian Bett