SeaDataNet aggregated datasets over the Atlantic Ocean

Date(s) (Creation)
Publisher(s): SeaDataNet
Credit SeaDataNet
Abstract The SeaDataNet aggregated datasets over the Atlantic Ocean are regional ODV historical collections of all temperature and salinity measurements contained within SeaDataNet database and covering 3 European sea basins: North Arctic Ocean, North Sea, North Atlantic Ocean.
Two versions have been published during SeaDataNet 2 and they represent a snapshot of the SeaDataNet database content at two different times:
• V1.1 January 2014
• V2 March 2015
Each of them is the result of the Quality Check Strategy (QCS) implemented during SeaDataNet 2 that contributed to highly improve the quality of temperature and salinity data. The QCS is made by four main phases:
1. data harvesting from the central CDI
2. file and parameter aggregation
3. quality check analysis at regional level
4. analysis and correction of data anomalies.
The aggregated datasets have been prepared and quality checked using ODV software.
Keywords Environmental monitoring facilities, Products, temperature, salinity, Temperature, Salinity
Lineage The agregated datasets includes all open access temperature and salinity in situ data. The data were retrieved from the SeaDataNet infrastructure in January 2014 (v1.1) and march 2015 (v2). Data quality has been analysed and checked using ODV software. Quality Flags of anomalous data have been revised using different QC procedures in conjunction with the visual expert check. Duplicates have been identified and excluded from the dataset.
Utilisation No limitations on public access. For data access please register at

SeaDataNet Usage Agreement: If you use SeaDataNet data in your publications please include the following in the Acknowledgements: Data were provided through SeaDataNet Pan-European infrastructure for ocean and marine data management (
Temporal Extent 1900-01-01 - 2015-02-28