Cruise Summary Reports/ROSCOPs
The CSR is used for
reporting on measurements and samples collected at sea to provide metadata for
scientists, data managers and programme managers to find information on who has
collected what, when and where.
Cruise locations are
indicated by Marsden squares and IHB Sea Areas. Parameters are defined
using ROSCOP Parameter Codes.
Data types covered
include physical and chemical oceanography, biology and fisheries,
contamination, geology and geophysics and meteorology.
It is expected that one
report will be completed for each port to port operation by the chief scientist
by the end of the cruise.
The ICES and SeaDataNet CSR/ROSCOP
databases are now synchronized following the SeaDataNet Standards.
History and background
ROSCOP (Report of
Observations/Samples collected by Oceanographic Programmes) was conceived by
IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) in the late 1960s in
order to provide a low level inventory for tracking oceanographic data
collected at sea.