Managing Ocean Data with R

This tutorial has two main goals:

(i) To introduce the user to some R functions that are useful for data handling and analysis.

(ii) To introduce some of the oceanographic data types collected by the Ocean Networks Canada ocean bottom platform at Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Note: This tutorial assumes that the user has R installed on a computer, and is familiar with entering basic instructions onto the R command line. R is a free software application for statistics, graphics, and programming. Users requiring more background are referred to the manual An Introduction to R that is available on the R Project website

Photo credit: NEPTUNE Canada

Grade Level

  • Undergraduate

Resource Category


Allan Roberts

Updated Date

Aug 9, 2016

Created Date

Aug 15, 2013