EMSO-DYFAMED Infrastructure description

  • Date of Deployment: February 1988 (mooring) and 1999 (buoy)
  • Location: Western Ligurian Sea
  • Type: Mooring and buoy
  • Distance from land: 50 km
  • Maximal depth: 10 m to 2400 m
Buoy, ODAS
  • Coordinates:  43.42 °N  and  7.87 °W
  • Short description: 
  • Pyrocontrol (surface)
  • Meteorological station (surface)
  • CTD (surface)
  • CTD (260m)
DYFAMED Mooring
  • Coordinates: 43.42 °N   and  7.87 °W
  • Short description: DYFAMED standalone deep sea mooring is dedicated to physical forcing and carbon fluxes.
  • CTD (150m)
  • Sediment traps (200m)
  • Oxygen sensor (300m)
  • Sediment traps (1000m)
  • ADCP (1000m)
  • Oxygen sensor (2000m)
  • CTD (2000m)
Shipborne profiles and samplings
  • CTD, oxygen and turbidity profils
  • Water sampling
  • Particles and zooplankton profils
  • Zooplankton sampling
  • Deep CTDO2 profiles
  • BGC sampling (nutrients, AT-CT, O2, pigments)
  • Underwater Video Profiler
  • Zooplankton net (surface)
Data policy and access
  • Near real time transmitted data:
  • Periodically recovered data: Free access, previous year data treated by the quality assurance process, yearly recovery, download through DOI
Maintenance

  • Maintenance frequency: 12 months
  • Duration of operations: x days
  • Services available: Cruise preparation, lab compatibility tests, implementation on site, data transmission, archiving and dissemination

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Contacts
  • Primary contact: Laurent Coppola1
  • Data management contact: Thierry Carval2
  • Maintenance contact (Technical supervisor): Laurent Coppola1

1 : CNRS-UPMC, France
2: Ifremer, France