EMSO-Ligure Nice Infrastructure description (2017)

  • Date of Deployment: 20 October 2015
  • Location: Ligurian Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea)
  • 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°38,894' N and 07°13.352' E
  • 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.
  • Piezometer 3
  • Node
  • Junction Box
West Station

  • Coordinates:  43°38,894' N  and  07°13.352' E
  • 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 studdy of earthquakes as a predisposing or triggering factor as regards submarine landslides.
Autonomous devices

  • Piezometer 1A  ( 43°38,646' N  and  07°13.160' E )
  • Piezometer 2  ( 43°38,873' N  and  07°13.558' 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