Since 2004, several hundred thousands profiles of temperature and salinity have been collected by instrumented animals. The use of elephant seals has been particularly effective to sample the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. These hydrographic data have been assembled in a quality-controlled database, the MEOP-CTD database, that can be accessed through this website.

In this section, the MEOP-CTD database is presented, methods to access it are described, and hot-to-cite information are provided. © MEOP consortium 2015