Marine National Facility Datasets

The Data Centre curates datasets collected by the Marine National Facility (MNF) research vessels RV Franklin (1985 to 2002), RV Southern Surveyor (2003 to 2013) and RV Investigator (2014 to present). The data are integrated with existing NCMI data holdings for the purpose of data description, curation, access, and dissemination.

The MNF data streams comprise the underway data suite, Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (CTD), Hydrology (salinity, dissolved oxygen and nutrients), Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), multibeam and singlebeam echosounders, sub-bottom profiler and catch records. The current MNF RV Investigator has an increased science capability with data streams from an extensive array of instruments and sampling equipment on the vessel. This includes standard MNF and project science data. The intention is to capture all data collected and describe the data products produced enabling their discovery by both the scientific and public community.

The MNF data streams comprise the underway data suite, CTD, Hydrology (water chemistry), ADCP data, multibeam, sub-bottom profiler and catch records. Additional data types will be added over time as new instruments are being deployed on the RV Investigator.

All data from MNF is public once it has been processed or quality controlled See the MNF Outputs and outcomes from research voyages policy for details on data publishing compliance including timeframes for when data is required to be available.

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