EMSO-Ligure Nice Infrastructure description (2021)

  • Date of Deployment: 20 October 2015
  • Location: Ligurian Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea)
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  • Type: Coastal cabled observatory
  • Distance from land: 0.5 nautical miles
  • Maximal depth: 30 m
Communication and storage center

  • Short description: The Communication and storage center is the location where the submarine network connection to Internet, the data storage and the network technical data monitoring take place.
Shore Station

  • Short description: The Shore Station houses the electrical and optical connections to the airport power grid and optical network.
  • Power supply
  • Temperature probe
East Station

  • Coordinates: 43°38,891' N and 07°13,534' E
  • Depth: 21 m
  • Short description: The East Station lays on a sand and mud seabed. The station hosts the node which distributes power, time stamping and communications to the submarine network.
West Station

  • Coordinates:  43°38,616' N  and  07°13.150' E
  • Depth: 21 m
  • Short description: The West Station lays on a sand and mud seabed close to the edge of the 1979 landslide scar. The station serves the local set of sensors. It is dedicated to the study of artesian pressure, gas charging and earthquakes as predisposing or triggering factors of slope instability.
Autonomous devices

  • Piezometer ( 43°38,804' N  and  07°13.153' E )
Data policy and access

  • Real time transmitted data: Free access, no quality check, counter of the number of consultation, download through DOI
  • Periodically recovered data: Free access, previous year data treated by the quality assurance process, yearly recovery, download through DOI

  • Maintenance frequency: 12 months
  • Duration of operations: 2 days
  • Services available: Cruise preparation, lab compatibility tests, implementation on site, data transmission, archiving and dissemination
  • PI: Sébastien Garziglia3, Diane Rivet2
  • Primary contact: Xavier Bompais3, Yann Hello2
  • Data management contact: Thierry Carval3, Stéphane Barbot3

1: CNRS, Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche/Mer, France
2: Geoazur, Université Côte d'Azur, IRD, OCA, CNRS
3: Ifremer, France