EMSO-Ligure Ouest observatory data (mooring ALBATROSS) from 2019-08

Date 2021-05-01
Temporal extent 2019-08 -2020-11
Author(s) Dominique LefevreORCID1, Maurice Libes2, Didier Mallarino2, Karim Bernardet3, Karl Gojak3
Affiliation(s) 1 : Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO), CNRS UMR 7294 - IRD 235 - Aix-Marseille Université, 163 Avenue de Luminy Bat OCEANOMED 1 PACIFIC (26P043), 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France
2 : OSU Pytheas UMS 3470 CNRS , 163 Avenue de Luminy Bat OCEANOMED , 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France
3 : Division Technique INSU, UPS855 - Site de La Seyne-sur-Mer, CNRS-INSU, Zone portuaire de Brégaillon CS 20330, 83507-La Seyne-sur-Mer Cedex, France
DOI 10.17882/74513
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) MIO, OSU Pytheas, CNRS, real-time, EMSO-ERIC, KM3NeT, Biogeochemistry, Observatory, GeoSciences, oxygen, salinity, pressure, Sea current, temperature, Sea Regions, Mediterranean Sea, Western Basin Oceanographic, environmental data, climate change, France

EMSO-ANTARES (European Multidisciplinary See floor Observatory and water column, ANTARES site) is a second generation permanent submarine observatory deployed offshore of Toulon, France, as a follow up of the pioneering ANTARES neutrino telescope.

This submarine network is part of KM3NeT (https://www.km3net.org/) which has a modular topology designed to connect up to 120 neutrino detection units, i.e. ten times more than ANTARES. The Earth and Sea Science (ESS) instrumentation connected to KM3NeT is based on two complementary components: an Instrumented Interface Module (MII) and an autonomous mooring line (ALBATROSS).

The ALBATROSS mooring line is an inductive line (2000 m) composed of an acoustic release system, two wire ropes hosting CTD-O2 sensors and currentmeters, and two instrumented buoys, . This line is deployed at a distance of 2-3 kilometers from the MII, and the shore communication is done through an acoustic link with the MII which is linked to the KM3NeT node.

Licence CC-BY
Utilisation The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use. These are raw and uncorrected data and may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, MIO, OSU Pytheas, CNRS, nor the French Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
Acknowledgments Maurice Libes, Didier Mallarino, Karl Gojak, Karim Bernardet
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ALBATROSS, the Autonomous Line with a Broad Acoustic Transmission for Research in Oceanography and Sea Sciences, is a standalone deep sea mooring dedicated to the long term monitoring of hydrological and biogeochemical properties. The data are transmitted in real time to the shore using the inductive cable along the mooring line and an acoustic link with the MII.

The ALBATROSS line is an inductive line (2000 m) composed of an acoustic communication system, two inductive cables equipped with CTD-O2 sensors, current meters and two instrumented buoys. This line is deployed at a distance of 2-3 kilometers from the MII, and communication on land is made by an acoustic link with the MII, and electro-optical cable via the KM3NeT node.

sensor_theoric_depth, sensor_serial_number, temperature, conductivity, pressure, oxygen, depth, salinity, potential_temperature, oxygen_saturation, sigma_theta

  • CTD ODO, AQD (500m)
  • CTD ODO (750m)
  • CTD ODO, AQD (1000m)
  • CTD (1250m)
  • CTD ODO, AQD (1500m)
  • CTD ODO, AQD (2000m)
  • CTD, AQD (2200m)
  • CTD ODO, AQD (2400m)

ERDDAP (updated dynamic data)

File Size Format Processing Access
Raw data from 2019-08 13 MB NC, NetCDF Raw data Open access
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Dominique Lefevre, Maurice Libes, Didier Mallarino, Karim Bernardet, Karl Gojak (2021). EMSO-Ligure Ouest observatory data (mooring ALBATROSS) from 2019-08. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/74513