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Ship Motion Measurements and Human Responses Captured on the SA Agulhas II - Winter Cruise 2022

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posted on 2024-02-12, 09:01 authored by Nicole Catherine TaylorNicole Catherine Taylor, Anriëtte Bekker, Karel KrugerKarel Kruger

This dataset contains digitised human responses related to motion sickness recorded by participants on the SA Agulhas II during SCALE Winter Cruise of 2022 using paper-based questionnaire booklets, called daily diaries, and a mobile application, called Mariner 4.0.

Additionally, this dataset contains ship motion measured by accelerometers in a specific array that enables the computation of z-oriented acceleration at points of interest on board beyond the array measurement locations. Acceleration measurements in the dataset are stored in 5-minute batches with a 10 Hz sample rate at the locations and orientations detailed in the associated readme file in the data collection. This dataset is a down-sampled subset of acceleration measurements sampled at 2048 Hz during the SCALE Winter Cruise of 2022.

Lastly, this dataset contains Motion Sickness Dose Values computed from ship motion measurements at each near-field communication tag installed shipboard, as detailed by position vectors in the supporting documentation.

Note: A Readme file is included to guide dataset navigation and understanding.


National Research Foundation through the National Antarctic Programme



Stellenbosch University




.mat .xlsx .txt .csv



Geographical Location

Southern Ocean - travelling between Cape Town, South Africa, and the marginal ice zone.

Academic Group

  • Engineering

Recommended Citation

Taylor, NC, Bekker, A & Kruger, K. 2023. Ship Motion Measurements and Human Responses Captured on the SA Agulhas II - Winter Cruise 2022. Stellenbosch University. Dataset. DOI: