Cruise Summary Reports

This database gives details of completed cruises and provides a first level inventory of oceanographic measurements made and samples taken. The Cruise Summary Report has succeeded in 1990 the ROSCOP (Report of Observations/ Samples Collected by Oceanographic Programmes) that was conceived by IOC/IODE in the late 1960s in order to provide an inventory for tracking oceanographic data collected on Research Vessels. The CSR activity gained new momentum in Europe under the lead of Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie/ Deutsches Ozeanographisches Datenzentrum (BSH/DOD) - Germany. The combined ICES and SeaDataNet CSR database now comprises details of over 37000 oceanographic research cruises primarily from Europe and North America, some information extending back over the last 40 years.  

Most marine disciplines are represented in the CSR, including physical, chemical, and biological oceanography, fisheries, marine geology/geophysics, marine contamination/pollution, and marine meteorology. Traditionally, it is the Chief Scientist's obligation to submit a CSR to his/her National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC) not later than two weeks after the cruise. 

For the POGO-CoML initiative BSH/DOD has developed a special version of the CSR database, that gives access to Cruise Summary Reports of all ocean-going vessels worldwide larger than 60 metres. BSH/DOD has also developed an online Content Management System (CMS) to allow Chief Scientists and NODCs of countries outside Europe to prepare and deliver their Cruise Summary Reports. 

Visit the POGO Cruise Summary Reports database 

Submitting CSR’s via the online Content Management System
This requires a general login – password:  user = csronline  ;  password = jellyfish

Check the tutorial how the Content Management System works