MOOSE T02_06 (EGO milou glider) deployment (Mediterranean Sea - Western basin)

The proposed research is based on the monitoring of the long term evolution of the North Western Mediterranean Sea with glider repeat-sections carried out in the framework of the ALLENVI/INSU/ SOERE MOOSE (, INSU/MISTRALS (, and EU FP7 PERSEUS (  The objective is to monitor the oceanographic variability (physical and biogeochemical) of the north western Mediterranean Sea, over a continuum of spatial and temporal scales. Two cross-basin repeat-sections with a repeat rate of about 10-20 days allow to monitor the main circulation features (Northern Current, North Balearic Front, Western Corsica Current) on a regular basis, as well as major processes such as winter intermediate and deep water formations and vernal blooms. The gliders regularly visit MOOSE moorings for cross-calibration purposes and to explore the variability around these moorings.
i) T00 is a repeat-section between Nice and Calvi passing by the MOOSE mooring DYFAMED located in the central Ligurian Sea
ii) T02 is a repeat-section between Marseille and Menorca passing by the MOOSE mooring LION located in the center of the deep convection area

The following parameters are provided : 

  • Chlorophyll-A signal from fluorescence sensor
  • Particle backscattering at 532 nanometers
  • Particle backscattering at 470 nanometers


Chemical oceanography, Biological oceanography


chlorophyll a signal from fluorescence sensor in sea water, volume scattering function of radiative flux in sea water 532, volume scattering function of radiative flux in sea water 470, sea water temperature, sea water electrical conductivity, sea water pressure, mole concentration of dissolved molecular oxygen in sea water, temperature of sensor for oxygen in sea water, uncalibrated phase shift reported by oxygen sensor, calibrated phase shift reported by oxygen sensor


43.0343N, 42.8234S, 5.9926E, 5.6455W


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Testor Pierre, Mortier Laurent, Coppola Laurent, Claustre Hervé, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Bourrin François, Durrieu de Madron Xavier, Raimbault Patrick (2017). MOOSE T02_06 (EGO milou glider) deployment (Mediterranean Sea - Western basin). SEANOE.

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