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.

General information

EMSO ERIC observatories

PAP webpage

Essential Ocean Variables (Selected)

Time series

Water temperature

Water temperature at different depths at coordinates 49.0163N 16.4020W during the year 2007. Download datasets.


Profile of temperature

Sea water temperature at different depths at coordinates 49.4566N_15.8050W on 25/07/2009. More profile datases here.