SMOOVE, video data from EMSO-Azores observatory, 2017-2018

Date 2021-10
Temporal extent 2017-07-23 -2018-08-11
Author(s) Sarrazin JozeeORCID1, Matabos MarjolaineORCID1, Sarradin Pierre-MarieORCID1, Legrand JulienORCID1, Cannat MathildeORCID2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer, REM, France
2 : CNRS, IPGP, France
DOI 10.17882/83937
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) Mid-Atlantic Ridge, EMSO-Azores, Hydrothermal Vents, Lucky Strike, Marine imagery, TEMPO observatory module, Time-series, MoMAR, MoMARSAT2017-2018, Bathymodiolus azoricus faunal assemblage, Tour Eiffel

This dataset contains video data and snapshots acquired with the camera SMOOVE installed on the TEMPO ecological module, deployed on the EMSO-Azores observatory from July 2017 to August 2018. Data consist in :

  • 342 daily zoomed-in and 35 10-day snapshots (Size of snapshots: 480 x 360 pixels).

  • 185 8-minutes of zoomed-in (daily) and zoomed-out (every 10 days) video sequences (Size of video sequences: 1920 x 1080 pixels).

The module is connected to the SEAMON East environmental monitoring node and films a mussel bed located at the base of the active Tour Eiffel edifice at 1695 m depth. 

Position : lat N 37 17.330 long W 032 16.534


Licence CC-BY
Utilisation EMSO-Azores data are published without any warranty, expressed or implied. The user assumes all risk arising from his/her use of EMSO data. EMSO data are intended to be research-quality and include estimates of data quality and accuracy, but it is possible that these estimates or the data themselves contain errors. It is the sole responsibility of the user to assess if the data are appropriate for his/her use, and to interpret the data, data quality, and data accuracy accordingly. EMSO welcomes users to ask questions and report problems to the contact addresses listed in the data files or on the EMSO-Azores web page (
Sensor metadata

Camera Axis Q1765-LE. Optical sensor : Progressive scan RGB CMOS 1/2.9"

File Size Format Processing Access
Snapshots 7 MB IMAGE Raw data Open access
Videos 87 GB VIDEO Raw data Open access
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How to cite 

Sarrazin Jozee, Matabos Marjolaine, Sarradin Pierre-Marie, Legrand Julien, Cannat Mathilde (2021). SMOOVE, video data from EMSO-Azores observatory, 2017-2018. SEANOE.