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Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas - Introduction
Tsompanou M, Faulwetter S, Nikolopoulou S, Mavraki D, Gerovasileiou V, Fanini L, Chatzinikolaou E (2016): Digitization of the Introduction to the Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas by J. Schmidt (1912)v1.3. Hellenic Center for Marine Research. Dataset/Samplingevent.

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This dataset comprises the location of sampling stations, sampling information (methods) and some environmental data recorded during the Danish expeditions to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas 1908-1910. The data were digitized from the report of Schmidt (1912). This table was created and used as reference for the biogeographic data, which were published in three multi-part volumes. Three of these volumes with biogeographic data have been digitized already and are available through this IPT installation (see links below). For other volumes, only metadata have been created and are available through this IPT. more

Study extent: Consistently to the goal of the Thor expeditions, physical oceanographic data were collected in co-occurrence with sampling for pelagic species. Each sampling station, identified by geographical coordinates, is also characterized by a set of data regarding measurements of temperature and salinity, as well as observations of weather and bottom conditions. Date (and consequently season) and time of the day are provided in correspondence of each sampling event (more than one event could have occurred at a station, often in the case for different gears used and different depths sampled). Sampling: Data proceed from the logbooks of the research vessel Thor (1908-1910; 1905 and 1906 expeditions) as well as vessels Pangan, Ingolf, and commercial vessels. Data were presented as tables in the report by Schmidt (1912)Vol1 (Introduction). Quality control: Individual datasets were digitized manually from scanned documents. Original names regarding taxonomy and sampling location were kept as a reference. At the same time taxon names were cross-checked against the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS); while the original sampling coordinates were plotted using Google Earth in order to double check that they are located in the sea. All data were checked for inconsistencies, both for the range of values, but also compared to other datasets from the same series, collected at the same station. Any problematic records were recorded in a remarks field in the data.

Physical > Hydrography (e.g. T,S)
Marine/Coastal, Data, Marine Genomics, Oceanographic studies, Pelagic fishes, Salinity gradient, Temperature fluctuations, ANE, North East Atlantic, MED, Mediterranean

Geographical coverage
ANE, North East Atlantic [Marine Regions]
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
13 June 1905 - 7 January 1912

Physical & chemical parameters of water

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata creator
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography, more
University of Patras; Department of Biology; Section of Animal Biology, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-07-27
Information last updated: 2018-07-30
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