Cruise Summary Reports (CSR = former ROSCOPs) are the usual means for reporting on cruises or field experiments at sea. 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. This provides a first level inventory of measurements and samples collected at sea. Currently, the Cruise Summary Reports directory covers cruises from 1873 till today from more than 2.000 research vessels: a total of nearly 40.000 cruises, in all European waters and global oceans. This also includes historic CSRs from European countries, that have been loaded from the ICES database from 1960 onwards.
The CSR Black Sea database is an abstract from the central CSR database. It can be visited via the link below, contains information on research cruises made by the Black Sea institutes and have been upgraded and added under the BlackSeaScene project. The current version of the database and interface is version 1 and is constantly being updated.
The query interface enables to search by a set of criteria. The selected cruise summar reports are listed. Clicking on the display icon retrieves the full cruise summary report. Geographical locations are indicated by Marsden Squares; in a number of cases also a detailed trackchart is provided.
Note: Chief scientists are advised to contact their NODC to check whether they have to report directly to the SeaDataNet CSR online Content Management System or to their NODC, that will then transfer their CSR entries to SeaDataNet.
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The previous version 0 of the CSR database and interface can also still be used at the following location.