MOOSE_GE cruises: phytoplankton pigments

The MOOSE-GE cruises aim to provide an annual summer snapshot of the North-Western Mediterranean Sea basin, to observe changes in water mass properties, biogeochemical content and changes in planktonic biodiversity. These cruises are part of the national MOOSE program (Mediterranean Ocean Observing System for the Environment) funded by CNRS-INSU and the Research Infrastructure ILICO (French Ministry). Each year, samples are analyzed for phytoplankton pigments by the national analytical service, SAPIGH. The SAPIGH platform (based at IMEV, Villefranche/Mer) is certified by INSU-CNRS. It is dedicated to HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) measurement of phytoplankton pigments (chlorophylls and carotenoids) in the marine environment (


Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography


phytoplankton pigment, chlorophylls, carotenoids, Mediterranean Sea, time series


44N, 40S, 10E, 3W


The objective of the SAPIGH platform is to carry out high quality measurements of phytoplankton pigments. This method enables the separation and quantification of >25 different pigments that provide information on the biomass, composition and photo-physiological status of phytoplankton communities.


Compiled file of HPLC analyses from 2013 to 2022
326 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
869 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
How to cite
Dimier Céline, Ras Joséphine, Claustre Hervé, Uitz Julia (2024). MOOSE_GE cruises: phytoplankton pigments. SEANOE.

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