EMSO-MARMARA Infrastructure description

  • Date of Deployment: April 2011
  • Location: Sea of Marmara
  • Type: Autonomous instruments
  • Distance from land: 20 km
  • Maximal depth: 1200 m
Geodetic Network
  • Coordinates:  40.870°N 28.524°E
  • Short description: Geodetic network of 4+6 acoustic ranging beacons deployed in collaboration with GEOMAR (Kiel, Germany) in Nov 2014.
  • Acoustic travel time
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • P-wave velocity
Bottom Pressure Recorder

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  • Location: Different locations 
  • Short description: Instrumented frame deployed since January 2018 at a different location every 6 month in order to record and map the resonant modes (seiches, internal waves) of the water body.
  • Absolute Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Current
  • Conductivity
  • Dissolved O2
Ocean Broadband Seismometers
  • Location: Western High and Kumburgaz Basin
  • Short description: Ocean Bottom Seismometer networks were deployed April-Nov 2011 and Sept-Nov 2014 on the Western High and Oct 2014-April 2016 in Kumburgaz Basin at the geodetic network site (collaboration with GEOMAR).
  • Seismic waveforms (SAC)
Data policy and access
  • Periodically recovered data: Free access, previous year data treated by the quality assurance process, yearly recovery, download through doi

  • Maintenance frequency: 6 month to 1 year
  • Duration of operations: 2 days
  • Services available:

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  • PI: Pierre Henry1, Louis Geli2, Sinan Özeren3
  • Primary contact: Pierre Henry1
  • Data management contact: Maurice Libes4
  • Maintenance contact (Technical supervisor): Emmanuel de Saint-Léger5

1: Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INRAE, Coll France, CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
2: Ifremer, France
3: Istanbul Technical University, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
4: CNRS, OSU Pytheas, Aix Marseille Univ.
5: CNRS, DT INSU, Plouzané