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Station Header Format
Data  Format

BP = Beginning Position, SL = string length, NDT= Number of data types (ROSCOP)

NCO = Number of comment lines (textual information on the cruise)

M=Mandatory NB=No Blank O=Optional

LINE

FIELD

DESCRIPTION

BP

SL

TYPE

1

1st character

*

1

1

char

M

cruise id.

MEDATLAS reference

2

13

char

M

cruise name

originator cruise name/ref.

16

32

char

M

ship code

standardised WDCA/ICES/IOC code

49

4

char

M

ship name

full ship name

54

25

char

M

2

start date

DD/MM/YYYY

1

10

char

M

end date

DD/MM/YYYY

12

10

char

M

region name

GF3 table

23

35

char

M

3

 

country code

Source laboratory country code

1

2

char

M

address

Laboratory, institution, town

4

75

char

NB

4

 

 

name

chief scientist full name

1

40

char

NB

key word

'Project='

42

8

char

M

project

name of the project

50

28

char

O

5

 

 

 

key

'Regional Archiving='

1

19

char

O

data centre

regional archiving centre code

21

2

char

M

key word

'Availability='

42

13

char

O

availability

Data confidentiality code (P/L/C)

55

1

char

O

5+1

 

TO

 

5+NDT

 

key word

'Data Type='

1

10

char

M

ROSCOP code

ROSCOP code of the data type

11

3

char

M

key word

'n='

15

2

char

M

number

number of profiles for the type

17

4

num

M

key word

'QC='

22

3

char

M

QC

Y/N (Yes or No)

25

1

char

M

6+NDT

key word

'COMMENT'

1

7

char

O

........

........ ........

5+NDT+NCO

key word

any other cruise information

1

80

char

O

 

Important:
Only the first line of the cruise header begins with a '" * ".
If the originator cruise name is mission, find an appropriate cruise name ex SHIP NAME YEAR or repeat the reference
Ship codes are given by ICES; ship codes already existing are on the server:

www.ices.dk/ocean/codes/
if not exists, request one to: susanne@ices.dk

The region is from the IHB nomenclature, country codes, ship codes and ship names, confidentiality and ROSCOP codes should follow strictly the codes given in 3.
For the codes, see 3
NB request to be filled with "UNKNOWN" if no information available
The number of lines with ROSCOP codes is not limited, but should include the code of the file data type and the number behind is the number of this type of profiles
After "COMMENT" it is possible to include as many comment lines as useful, especially to keep information of the sensor types etc.
The original file name should be keep in the comments
 

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