Porcupine Abyssal Plain

The Porcupine Abyssal Plain is vast plain situated at a water depth between 4000 and 4850 m. This site has being been studied for over 30 years. It is positioned between the North Atlantic current and the Azores Currents and it is crossed by clockwise and anticlockwise swirls and eddies. Its seabed hosts a rich living community, that is sampled and photographed. The combined monitoring data sets capture short-term (daily-seasonal), longer-term trends (climate driven) and episodic events (e.g. spring bloom) and the data contribute to the Europe-wide move toward good environmental status of our seas.

Data Access

Customized Plots - DataLab

File Download - File Explorer

Data access - ERDDAP

Data Source - PAP Website

General Information


Dissolved oxygen
Electrical conductivity
Practical salinity
Sea pressure
Sea temperature
Surface partial pressure of carbon dioxide in sea water