Location: Northern North Sea/South of Orkney
Monitoring Period: 1960 - Present
What is collected?
- Temperature - 1-5 times/year
- Salinity - 1-5 times/year
The data from offshore surveys are used to understand the circulation in Scottish waters. The JoNSIS line extends east from the northern part of the Scottish mainland, and is a standard oceanographic line defined by the Joint North Sea Information System - hence the name.
The line is regularly monitoring for temperature and salinity, and two main water masses are identified on this line are illustrated in the image.