Dataset:R/V Falkor 160115 CTD log from the ProteOMZ expedition in the Central Pacfic during 2016 (ProteOMZ project)
Project(s):The ProteOMZ Expedition: Investigating Life Without Oxygen in the Pacific Ocean (ProteOMZ (Proteomics in an Oxygen Minimum Zone))
Description:R/V Falkor 160115 CTD log from the ProteOMZ expedition in the Central Pacific.

R/V Falkor 160115 CTD log from the ProteOMZ expedition in the Central Pacific during 2016.

Acquisition Description:

R/V Falkor 160115 CTD log data.

Sampling was conducted using a CTD.

Processing Description:

BCO-DMO Data Processing Notes:

- reformatted column names to comply with BCO-DMO standards.
- replaced spaces in column names with underscores.
- removed special characters from column names.
- removed units from column names.

Project Information

The ProteOMZ Expedition: Investigating Life Without Oxygen in the Pacific Ocean

From Schmidt Ocean Institute's ProteOMZ Project page: Rising temperatures, ocean acidification, and overfishing have now gained widespread notoriety as human-caused phenomena that are changing our seas. In recent years, scientists have increasingly recognized that there is yet another ingredient in that deleterious mix: a process called deoxygenation that results in less oxygen available in our seas. Large-scale ocean circulation naturally results in low-oxygen areas of the ocean called oxygen deficient zones (ODZs). The cycling of carbon and nutrients – the foundation of marine life, called biogeochemistry – is fundamentally different in ODZs than in oxygen-rich areas. Because researchers think deoxygenation will greatly expand the total area of ODZs over the next 100 years, studying how these areas function now is important in predicting and understanding the oceans of the future. This first expedition of 2016 led by Dr. Mak Saito from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) along with scientists from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of California Santa Cruz, and University of Washington aimed to do just that, investigate ODZs. During the 28 day voyage named “ProteOMZ,” researchers aboard R/V Falkor traveled from Honolulu, Hawaii to Tahiti to describe the biogeochemical processes that occur within this particular swath of the ocean’s ODZs. By doing so, they contributed to our greater understanding of ODZs, gathered a database of baseline measurements to which future measurements can be compared, and established a new methodology that could be used in future research on these expanding ODZs.

Deployment Information

Deployment description for R/V Falkor FK160115

Project: Using Proteomics to Understand Oxygen Minimum Zones (ProteOMZ)

Instrument Information

Instrument CTD
Description Used for water sampling
Generic Instrument Name CTD profiler
Generic Instrument Description The Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) unit is an integrated instrument package designed to measure the conductivity, temperature, and pressure (depth) of the water column. The instrument is lowered via cable through the water column and permits scientists observe the physical properties in real time via a conducting cable connecting the CTD to a deck unit and computer on the ship. The CTD is often configured with additional optional sensors including fluorometers, transmissometers and/or radiometers. It is often combined with a Rosette of water sampling bottles (e.g. Niskin, GO-FLO) for collecting discrete water samples during the cast. This instrument designation is used when specific make and model are not known.

Instrument MIMS
Description local description not specified
Generic Instrument Name Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer
Generic Instrument Description Membrane-introduction mass spectrometry (MIMS) is a method of introducing analytes into the mass spectrometer's vacuum chamber via a semipermeable membrane.