The PAP mooring was serviced and redeployed in September 2010 by the RV Celtic Explorer (cruise CE10005). Two Argo floats were also released at the PAP site: platforms 6900621 and 6900622.

After recovery, data were 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.

11 January 2011

The connection between the buoy and the data hub in the sensor frame failed, and as a result no more data will be received from the sensors in the frame apart from the two Seabird MicroCAT CTDs which use a different communication cable. Those sensors which record data internally should continue to do so, and this data will be retrieved when the mooring is serviced in July 2011.

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Graph of Temperatures at various depths


Graph of Salinity at various depths


Graph of Sigma-t at various depths

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide

Pro-oceanus Pressures

Pro-Oceanus sensor pressures

Chlorophyll-a Wetlabs

Chlorophyll-a : Wetlabs

ISUS Nitrate

ISUS Nitrate

MetOffice UK Meteorological Data

Air Pressure

Met Office Air Pressure


Met Office Temperatures plotted with NCEP

Wind Speed/Direction

Met Office Wind data

Wind Vectors

Met Office Wind data as arrows


Met Office Wind data as arrows

Wave Height

Met Office Wave data

Irradiance 2

Irradiance 2

Irradiance 3

Irradiance 3

Mooring Position

Mooring position

Last 7 days Track

Last 7 days Mooring track


Graph of pressures from various microcats