JERICO-NEXT TNA FOULSTOP "Fouling Protection for Marine Optical Systems"
|Temporal extent||2018-11-09 -2019-05-21|
|Author(s)||Delauney Laurent1, Debeaumont Mathieu1, Mertz Nicolas1, Lafontaine Jean-Pierre1, Del Rio Joaquin2, Nogueras Marc2, Mihai Toma Daniel2|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Ifremer, Centre de Bretagne, REM/RDT/LDCM, CS10070 29280 Plouzane
2 : OBSEA Observatory, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Centre Tecnològic de Vilanova i la Geltrú, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú
|Keyword(s)||fouling, optical, protection, fluorometer, camera, OBSEA|
This project consist to test in the Mediterranean sea environment an innovative technique to protect optical windows that are part of optical oceanographic sensors or more generally part of optical devices like underwater cameras and lights. The biofouling protection is achieved by a conductive layer that coats the optical window and is used to generate very low quantity of hypochlorous acid by controlled in situ chlorination of seawater.
The FOULSTOP antifouling station equipped with 2 protected fluorometers, 1 unprotected fluorometer and a protected camera was deployed on the OBSEA seabed observatory from 5thof December 2018 to 21stof May 2019.
|Utilisation||Warning, these data are produced by 3 fluorimeters and a camera for a technical development purpose. There was no scientific objective planned to understand biological ocean processes during this deployment.|
|Acknowledgements||FOULSTOP has received funding from European Commission's H2020 Framework Programme under JERICO-NEXT project, grant agreement No. 654410, Trans National Access activity. Many Thank's for the operational OBSEA team : Daniel Mihai Toma, Marc Nogueras, Joaquín del Río.|
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