Physical oceanography at far field seafloor observatory DELOS B, off the coast of Angola, in the South East Atlantic Ocean, 2012-09-09 to 2013-06-10, deployment 6


The DELOS (Deep-ocean Environmental Long-term Observatory System, system comprises two environmental monitoring platforms located within petroleum lease Block 18 in a mid- slope area off Angola, between the deep-sea fans of the Congo and Kwanza rivers. DELOS A is located in the near field (within 50 m of a sea floor well). DELOS B is located in the far field (~16 km from sea floor infrastructure).The DELOS platforms (DELOS A and DELOS B) are under Angolan jurisdiction and all activities must abide by Angolan law. As such, any person intending to publish DELOS data in any form is required to obtain prior permission from the National Concessionaire (Sonangol). Permission can be requested via Robert O'Brien at BP UK ( or the DELOS PI Dr. David Bailey ( This process is not intended as a deterrent and applications to use DELOS data are welcomed.Participating Institutions: BP Exploration, BP Angola, University of Aberdeen, MBARI, National Oceanography Centre, INIP - Angola Instituto Nacional de Investigação Pesqueira (Angolan National Institute of Fisheries), Texas A&M University, Glasgow University

Metadata Access
Creator Smith, Ken; Rowe, Gilbert T; Priede, Imants G ORCID logo; Jamieson, Alan J ORCID logo; Bett, Brian J; Clarke, Jim; Walls, Anne; Sangolay, Bomba-Bazika; Bailey, David M; Ruhl, Henry A; Bagley, Philip M
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2014
Rights Licensing unknown: Please contact principal investigator/authors to gain access and request licensing terms; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 35875 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (12.280 LON, -7.950 LAT); South Atlantic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-09-09T01:25:11Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-06-10T23:36:18Z