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The FerryBox equipment was first fitted on the P&O Pride of Bilbao in April 2002. Since then data has been transmitted to NOC using the Orbcomm satellite system and displayed on this webpage in real time. (The graphs of data accumulated via the satellite in 2002, 2003 and 2004 are available through links on this page. When operating, the map below shows the latest received position of the "Pride of Bilbao". The graphs on the right show the data from the ferry that was collected over the real-time link in 2005 and now in 2006. In 2005 the system was installed on 29 January 2005 and operations continued until 3 January 2006, after a refit operations recommenced in late February.

In 2002 the sensors for measuring Temperature, Conductivity, and Fluorescence were installed in the engine room P&O Pride of Bilbao. In 2005 extra sensors measuring turbidity, the concentration of dissolved oxygen and the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in sea water were fitted. Additionally sensors monitoring the movement of the ship were fitted.

Sensors for measuring Temperature, Conductivity, and Fluorescence have been installed in the engine room of the ferry ship P&O Pride of Bilbao
Data are received via a satellite link.

Pride of Bilbao
Dolphins and whales are often seen from the Pride of Bilbao. More information can be found by going to the BDRP website
          Plot of Pride of Bilbao routes     Click on a graph to see the full-size version.

Sea Temperature 2005

Graph of Sea Temperature

Fluorescence 2005

Graph of Fluorescence, a measure of the amount of algae

Salinity 2005

Graph of Salinity
To create graphs for data following the selected cruise start date.
Select Date
Select the type(s) of graph to be shown
Temperatures for 3 trips
Conductivities for 3 trips
Fluorescences for 3 trips
Temperature,Conductivity and
Fluorescence for 1 trip
Plots of actual tracks taken by 'Pride of Bilbao'

New Sensors




To Extract Ferry Box Data Click to extract a data set

To Extract Ferry Box Data Click to extract a status data set

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