EMSO-Ligure Ouest observatory data (MII) from 2019-08

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

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 Module Interface Instrumented "MII" was deployed in May 2019 and cabled to the MEUST Node#1. Node#1 is cabled to the shore via the KM3NeT cable.

The MII  provides data for  temperature, conductivity/salinity, pressure, particles proxy (deduced from beam attenuation  measured with a CSTAR transmissiometer). The MII collects data through an acoustic link from the instrumented mooring line ALBATROSS (https://doi.org/10.17882/74513) deployed at a distance of 2-3 kilometers. These data are being transferred daily for near real time visualisation.


Environment, Physical oceanography


MIO, OSU Pytheas, CNRS, real-time, EMSO-ERIC, KM3NeT, Biogeochemistry, Observatory, GeoSciences, oxygen, salinity, pressure, Sea current, temperature, Sea Regions, Mediterranean Sea, Western Basin Oce


42.829266N, 42.80912S, 6.057831E, 6.027618W


Dissolved O2, Temperature, Conductivity, Pressure, Absolute pressure, CSTAR transmissometer, beam attenuation and Particles proxy


Alternative access to data

Raw data from 2019-05 to 2024-05
86 MoNetCDFRaw data 110161
Raw data from 2019-05 to 2024-02
85 MoNetCDFRaw data
Raw data from 2019-05 to 2023-10
81 MoNetCDFRaw data
How to cite
Lefevre Dominique, Libes Maurice, Mallarino Didier, Bernardet Karim, Gojak Carl (2024). EMSO-Ligure Ouest observatory data (MII) from 2019-08. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/75839

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