Merchant Vessel Portland : a platform of the IMOS-SOOP Sea Surface Temperature sub-facility

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Researchers: Cabrie, Joel (Principal investigator) ,  Cabrie, Joel (Principal investigator) ,  AODN Data Manager (Distributes) ,  Data Officer (Distributes) ,  Data Officer (Distributes)
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Brief description The Merchant Vessel Portland is a platform of the Enhancement of Measurements on Ships of Opportunity (SOOP) facility. The vessel operates along the southern coast of Australia between Fremantle (WA) - Bunbury(WA) - Adelaide(SA) - Portland(VIC) - Melbourne(VIC). This is a cargo ship (callsign VNAH ), 184 m length (beam - 28 m, draught - 11 m) Bulk SST is measured by SBE48 hull contact sensor. The sensor is installed in engine compartment and its depth is varied from 2 to 8 meters (depending on loading of vessel). SST data (along with meteorological data from ship AWS) are instantaneous, collected every 3 hours. The data are quality controlled by the Bureau of Meteorology. The daily data are available from eMII shortly after 0000 UTC.

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Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.

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Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

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