Multiple Opening Closing Net Environmental Sensing System (MOCNESS) instrument data for Cruise DP01 R/V Point Sur in-situ deep seawater and associated fauna, May 1-8, 2015, Viosca Knoll GoM

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2015-05-01 to 2015-05-08


Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC)


The Multiple Opening Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System(s) (MOCNESS) deployed during the DEEPEND field program collects data (e.g., pressure, temperature, conductivity, volume filtered, horizontal and vertical velocity, latitude, and longitude)from several sensors while the instrument is in use. These data help characterize the environment and assess the orientation and speed of the MOCNESS. The flow and net angle can be used to calculate the volume of water filtered for each net. The biological data and ship data collected during this cruise are available in GRIIDC datasets R4.x257.226:0001 and R4.x257.226:0003 respectively. Due to an equipment malfunction, MOC data was not collected for trawl #11 at station B250.


To collect environmental data associated with the biological samples collected in the 10 meter MOCNESS.

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