MEOP-CTD Database: vertical profiles of temperature and salinity

Since 2004, several hundred thousands profiles of temperature and salinity have been collected by instrumented animals. The use of elephant seals has been particularly effective to sample the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. Other seal species have been successfully used in the North Atlantic, such as hooded seals. These hydrographic data have been assembled in a quality-controlled database, the MEOP-CTD database, that can be accessed through this website.

To download the public data, you have to fill in a simple form following this link, asking for your name, email, who you are and what you plan to do with the data. You will then access a page with the links to the data. The MEOP-CTD, MEOP-SMS and MEOP-TDR databases can be accessed a zip file or through a read-only Dropbox folder. Note that the MEOP-CTD database can also be accessed from SEANOE (doi: 10.17882/45461). Please do not forget to cite us in your publications, as it is the best way to support us. © MEOP consortium 2015