This record describes HPLC pigment data collected from the Marine National Facility (MNF) RV Investigator voyage: IN2016_v03, titled "Monitoring Ocean Change and Variability along 170 W from the ice edge to the equator." The voyage consisted of two legs: Leg-1 from Hobart (TAS) to Wellington (NZ) between April 27 and May 26, and Leg-2 from Wellington (NZ) to Lautoka (Fiji) from May 27 to June 28, 2016. The data can be used for Ocean Colour sensor validation. Parameters measured are the concentration of chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments.
Samples for phytoplankton pigment analysis were collected using 2 x filtration racks and vacuum pumps (dimensions filtration rack: H:60cm, W:20cm; L: 50cm + 2 pumps H:20cm, W:20cm; L: 20cm). Samples for chlorophyll a were collected using one filtration pump (dimensions: H:60cm, W:60cm; L: 60 cm).