Marine data rescue

Created by catharine on - Updated on 07/18/2016 10:13

This page has been created to provide a forum for those working in the field of marine data rescue to highlight to the Community newly identified sources of data and to discuss how they might be used to fill existing temporal or geographical gaps in the record or where helpful; enhance existing records (e.g. sub daily data rather than daily).

Please add any findings or thoughts in the comments below. Where relevant, please add URL's and give a quick summary of the time period, geographical region(s) covered and types of observations the source contains.

The RECovery of Logbooks And International Marine data (RECLAIM)--a cooperative international project to locate and image historical ship logbooks and related marine data and metadata from archives across the globe, and to digitize the meteorological and oceanographic observations for merger into ICOADS.

Christa Pudmenzky (not verified)

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:14

Every year the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) runs an ABC Science's National Science Week Citizen Science Project. I have submitted a proposal to get the thousands of Clement Wragge’s historical ship logbook images I have photographed digitised. My proposal has been successful. The project will run for the months of August. The aim of this project is to make a major contribution to ACRE initiative by involving as many ‘citizen scientists’ as possible in digitising thousands photographed ship logbook weather extracts dating from 1882 to 1903, that were collected by Clement Wragge, the former Government Meteorologist of Queensland. These log extracts cover the immediate Australasian region and also capture ships traversing the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. Each image has recordings of locations, sea surface and air temperatures, barometric pressure, wind direction and other interesting observations e.g. location of pack ice, sun spots etc. The information from hundreds or thousands of points of weather measurements made from ships will contribute to the improvement of climate model projections and markedly extend international databases and baselines of global weather and extremes. Christa Pudmenzky International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS) University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350, Australia


Thu, 02/07/2013 - 06:26

A digital version of the logbook kept by William Wales on board HMS Resolution during the passage to the South Seas under the command of Captain James Cook is now available on line. The log has been digitized by the JISC-supported project, ‘Navigating Eighteenth Century Science and Technology: the Board of Longitude’.

18th Century data for North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Antarctic Circle, Pacific.
Date range - 21st June 1772 – 30th July 1775.
Observations - Daily barometer and thermometer observations.

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