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Ferrybox 2008

The Pride of Bilbao resumed sending real-time data on the 6th March 2008, internal logging of data started on the 21st Feb 2008, after her annual refit. Data for temperature, salinity and fluorescence will be displayed on this page as data accumulates.

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. (Graphs of data accumulated via the satellite through 2002 to 2006 are available through links above). In 2002 the sensors for measuring water temperature, salinity, and fluorescence were installed. In 2005 extra sensors measuring turbidity, the concentration of dissolved oxygen and the partial pressure of carbon dioxide were fitted along with sensors monitoring the movement of the ship. The graphs on the right below show the raw un-quality controlled data from the ferry as it is being collected over the real-time link. The data may also be down loaded using the links below.

No plot is currently available. This page will be updated automatically when data is received from the Pride of Bilbao

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 2008

Graph of Sea Temperature

Fluorescence 2008

Graph of Fluorescence, a measure of the amount of algae

Salinity 2008

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'



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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