Dataset: Video Plankton Recorder raw data
Deployment: OC469-01

VPR data from the N. Atlantic Trichodesmium project, 2010 and 2011
Principal Investigator: 
Dennis J. McGillicuddy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Cabell S. Davis (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Sonya T. Dyhrman (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, LDEO)
Dr John Waterbury (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
Version Date: 

The raw VPR data file collection organized by cruise.

Cruise ID Listing of Files in Compressed tar Compressed tar of VPR Data Files
OC469 - 8 casts
28 GB (40 KB)
vpr1.filelist.txt (2.5 MB)
vpr3.filelist.txt (85 KB)
vpr4.filelist.txt (3.8 MB)
vpr5.filelist.txt (1 KB)
vpr6.filelist.txt (155 KB)
vpr7.filelist.txt (3.3 MB)
vpr8.filelist.txt (1.36 MB)

vpr_dirs.tar.gz (14 MB)
vpr1.tar.gz (2.2 GB)
vpr3.tar.gz (92 MB)
vpr4.tar.gz (2.9 GB)
vpr5.tar.gz (135 KB)
vpr6.tar.gz (.24 GB)
vpr7.tar.gz (6.1 GB)
vpr8.tar.gz (1.9 GB)


OC471 - 16 casts
150 GB

basic directory structure
vpr_dirs.filelist.txt (127 KB)

data files for rois from individual VPR tows
vpr1.filelist.txt (7.7 MB)
vpr2.filelist.txt (4.8 MB)
vpr3.filelist.txt (5.0 MB)
vpr4.filelist.txt (6.0 MB)
vpr5.filelist.txt (6.5 MB)
vpr6.filelist.txt (14.8 MB)
vpr7.filelist.txt (12.1 MB)
vpr8.filelist.txt (5.4 MB)
vpr9.filelist.txt (13.2 MB)
vpr10.filelist.txt (12.5 MB)
vpr11.filelist.txt (8.2 MB)
vpr12.filelist.txt (7.2 MB)
vpr14.filelist.txt (2.3 MB)
vpr15.filelist.txt (6.5 MB)
vpr16.filelist.txt (10.1 MB)


basic directory structure
vpr_dirs.tar.gz (189 MB)

data files for rois from individual VPR tows
VPR-1: vpr1.tar.gz (7.3 GB)
VPR-2: vpr2.tar.gz (4.8 GB)
VPR-3: vpr3.tar.gz (5 GB)
VPR-4: vpr4.tar.gz (6.3 GB)
VPR-5: vpr5.tar.gz (7.1 GB)
VPR-6: vpr6.tar.gz (16.5 GB)
VPR-7: vpr7.tar.gz (16 GB)
VPR-8: vpr8.tar.gz (7.3 GB)
VPR-9: vpr9.tar.gz (18.7 GB)
VPR-10: vpr10.tar.gz (16.9 GB)
VPR-11: vpr11.tar.gz (11 GB)
VPR-12: vpr12.tar.gz (9.2 GB)
VPR-14: vpr14.tar.gz (2.9 GB)
VPR-15: vpr15.tar.gz (7.8 GB)
VPR-16: vpr16.tar.gz (12.9 GB)

Hint: To work with the raw files files, make a separate subdirectory for the cruise and download the compressed data file tar files to that cruise subdirectory. Then decompress and unpack only the .tar.gz files for that cruise into that cruise subdirectory. For example, to work with the VPR data files from OC469, on a linux system:

  1. mkdir OC469; cd OC469
  2. download all the  .tar.gz files for cruise OC469
  3. gunzip OC469_vpr.tar.gz
  4. tar -xvf OC469_vpr.tar

After the OC469 tar file is unpacked, it will require about 28 GB of disk space (the Total size noted in column (1), and you should have a collection of subdirectories similar to those listed above for OC469 VPR file set.


Anyone trying to use these raw VPR files is encouraged to contact either Dennis McGillicuddy with any questions.

Dennis McGillicuddy
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MS #11, Bigelow 209A
Woods Hole, Ma. 02543
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2683

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