PAP November 2020

The November 2020 mooring was deployed on cruise DY116 after a six month delay due to COVID restrictions.

The 30m frame was not deployed and only surface instrumentation is available in NRT.

Below are the graphs generated in near-real time from data gathered at PAP and transmitted via iridium servers.
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Other data, including that from the two microcat sensors, are being collected at the site but are not transmitted in near-real time.

After recovery, data are archived at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and can be accessed at: BODC PAP Collection


Click here to view engineering graphs
Date and time of receipt of latest data

Oceanographic instruments on bouy, operating in near real time


Aanderaa Oxygen

Aanderaa sensor Oxygen at surface

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide at 1m

Carbon Dioxide on keel

Carbon Dioxide at 1m (second sensor)

Carbon Dioxide on sensor frame

Carbon Dioxide in air

Carbon Dioxide in air


Chlorophyll-a Wetlabs

Chlorophyll-a : Wetlabs

Surface Irradiance

Irradiance 3

Irradiance 3 (surface)

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

Mooring Position

Mooring Position

Mooring position

Last 7 days Track

Last 7 days Mooring track

Mooring Position from Met Iridium Transmitter

Mooring position

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 Corinne Pebody
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