IOS Moored ADCP Profile Data

This dataset contain observations made by the Institute of Ocean Sciences of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) using moored ADCPs (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler). The ADCPs were deployed by DFO and on scientific cruises between 1992 to present. Variables present in the dataset include Location, Time, Pressure, Current Velocities, Temperature, Sound Velocity, echo intensity, and correlation magnitude of acoustic signal returns. For any questions please contact (

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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Metadata Reference Date(s) July 5, 2021, 17:32 (UTC) (Creation)
July 5, 2021, 17:32 (UTC) (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) January 27, 2021 (Creation)
August 30, 2019 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Dataset extent

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Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Height
  • Sub Surface Currents
  • Sub Surface Temperature
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact
  • Name: Hakai Institute
    Contact Info Email:
    Role: Publisher
Responsible Party
  • Organisation Name / Affiliation: Institute of Ocean Sciences
    Role: Originator
  • Individual Name: Institute of Ocean Sciences, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, B.C., Canada
    Role: Author
Spatial Extent {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-123.0321, 47.6005], [-129.8459, 47.6005], [-129.8459, 53.7357], [-123.0321, 53.7357], [-123.0321, 47.6005]]]}
North Bounding Latitude 53.7357
South Bounding Latitude 47.6005
East Bounding Longitude -129.8459
West Bounding Longitude -123.0321
Temporal Extent Begin: 1938-03-20
End: 2018-10-16
Vertical Extent Min: -3089032000.0
Max: 2259.212
Default Locale English
Citation identifier Authority: BODC, MEDS, CF v52
Code: IOS_ADCP_Moorings