MOMAR Service Activities

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SA Number: 14.1

Name of the SA:  MOMAR – EMSO-Azores node – SEAMON EAST – Biodiversity

Central North Atlantic deep sea hydrothermal ecosystem observation: benthic ecology, image data management.

Institute: IFREMER

Name: Pierre-Marie Sarradin Pierre.Marie.Sarradin@ifremer.fr

Short SA Description:  The observatory is multidisciplinary and offer two services in FixO3. The biology service is addressing the variability of the ecosystem around a large hydrothermal smoker called Lucky Strike. The images from a camera (SMOOVE) are the basis of the observation and are proposed as snapshots on a daily base when transmitted through the acoustic and satellite telemetry. The data from sensors positioned in the vicinity is made available and displayed in near real time through an online visualization tool in the form of graphs (data versus time). The configuration is modified every year during the maintenance cruise. The full data collected, during the previous year is uploaded and made available.

SA Description:

The MoMAR-EMSO-Azores observatory is set on a volcano, at the axis of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Its purpose is to acquire time-series data to better understand ecosystem dynamics at mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal vents. Fluid fluxes that feed these ecosystems are controlled by km-scale hydrothermal systems powered by volcanic heat, by smaller-scale near-surface fluid circulations and mixing between seawater and hydrothermal fluids, and by water column dynamics.

The yearly cruise is reported in order to help the service beneficiary to localize the data context. http://www.emso-fr.org/EMSO-Azores/Annual-cruises

The observatory configuration, map and data management process are described in http://www.emso-fr.org/EMSO-Azores/Infrastructure and the instruments characteristics in http://www.emso-fr.org/EMSO-Azores/Instruments

The SMOOVE camera images are shown as snapshots, transmitted everyday for control. They are available on http://www.emso-fr.org/charts/emsoAzores-COSTOF2-v1.0/, (4th parameter) among the graphs of all recorded parameters. This is a near real time data delivery very similar to the display of cabled observatories, although limited by the bandwidth.

The time series constituted through the near real time transmission from previous years is down loadable at any time. For example for 2015, the dataset contains the real-time data acquired from the EMSO-Azores observatory since April 2015. It is daily updated. Data are from 11 types of instruments: Geodesic GPS, Iridium GPS modem, Meteorological station, Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Optode oxygen sensor, Pressure gauges (JP), Turbidity sensor, Connected in-Situ Instrumented Colonization System (CISICS) and Communication and Storage Front-end (COSTOF). It is constituted as a DOI (such as http://doi.org/10.12770/82b184fa-05a7-4b9c-849c-d4976d544988)

The data stored yearly comprises time series of all parameters ; their availability taking into account storing or instrument failures is displayed on a single table: http://www.emso-fr.org/EMSO-Azores/Data-download.

Each dataset is made available once quality checked. As examples, the 2013-2014 iron chemical analyser dataset contains dissolved iron concentrations ((Fe(II) + Fe(III); µmol/l) acquired between September 2013 and February 2014 (n=332) using the CHEMINI Fe, a CHEmical MINIaturized analyser (samples taken every 24 hours, with daily in situ calibration using a 25 µmol/l iron standard, Vuillemin et al., 2009). The sample inlet was positioned on the mussel bed at the base of the Tour Eiffel edifice of the Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent (1695 depth).CHEMINI Fe (CF1) was mounted on the TEMPO module which was itself connected to the SeaMON East node of the EMSO-Azores observatory

Or the images from 2011-2012, dataset contains video data acquired with the camera SMOOVE installed on the TEMPO ecological module, deployed on the EMSO-Azores observatory from June 2011 to July 2012. Data consists in two minutes video sequences recorded every 6 hours. Due to technical issues in the recording, the dataset is incomplete from April 2011 to July 2012. The instrument is connected to the Seamon East environmental monitoring node and films a mussel bed located at the base of the Tour Eiffel edifice at 1695m depth.

Visualisation:

Images from 2016 deployment are showing the hydrothermal vent ecosystem:

ROV picture showing SEAMON EAST and SMOOVE TEMPO remotely on the left

ROV picture showing SEAMON EAST and SMOOVE TEMPO remotely on the left

View from SMOOVE 2016. This data is stored . A degraded version is sent daily. Zoom in.

View from SMOOVE 2016. This data is stored . A degraded version is sent daily. Zoom in.

 View from SMOOVE 2016. This data is stored . A degraded version is sent daily. Zoom out.

View from SMOOVE 2016. This data is stored . A degraded version is sent daily. Zoom out.

Position of the SMOOVE TEMPO during 2015-2016 deployment

Position of the SMOOVE TEMPO during 2015-2016 deployment

links:

http://www.emso-fr.org/EMSO-Azores

Publications

Cannat Mathilde, Sarradin Pierre-Marie, Blandin Jerome, Ballu Valerie, Barreyre Thibaut, Chavagnac Valerie, Colaco Ana, Crawford Wayne, Daniel Romuald, Escartin Javier, Legrand Julien, Matabos Marjolaine, Rommevaux Celine, Roullet Guillaume, Reverdin Gilles, Sarrazin Jozee (2016). EMSO-Azores : Monitoring seafloor and water column processes at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Fix03 – Project Newsletter. Service Activities Special, 3(1), 11. Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00353/46444/

Best Mairi M. R., Favali Paolo, Beranzoli Laura, Blandin Jerome, Cagatay Namik M., Cannat Mathilde, Jose Danobeitia Juan, Delory Eric, De Miranda Jorge M. A., Del Rio Fernandez Joaquin, De Stigter Henko, Gillooly Mick, Grant Fiona, Hall Per O. J., Hartman Susan, Hernandez-Brito Joaquin, Lanteri Nadine, Mienert Juergen, Oaie Gheorge, Piera Jaume, Radulescu Vlad, Rolin Jean-Francois, Ruhl Henry A., Waldmann Christoph (2016). The EMSO-ERIC Pan-European Consortium: Data Benefits and Lessons Learned as the Legal Entity Forms. Marine Technology Society Journal, 50(3), 8-15.

Plum Christoph, Pradillon Florence, Fujiwara Yoshihiro, Sarrazin Jozee Copepod colonization of organic and inorganic substrata at a deep-sea hydrothermal vent site on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography IN PRESS. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.06.008

Laes-Huon Agathe, Cathalot Cecile, Legrand Julien, Tanguy Virginie, Sarradin Pierre-Marie (2016). Long-Term In Situ Survey of Reactive Iron Concentrations at the EMSO-Azores Observatory. Ieee Journal Of Oceanic Engineering, 41(4), 744-752. http://doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2016.2552779

Husson Berengere, Sarradin Pierre-Marie, Zeppilli Daniela, Sarrazin Jozee Picturing thermal niches and biomass of hydrothermal vent species. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography IN PRESS. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.028

Khripounoff Alexis, Caprais Jean-Claude, Decker Carole, Le Bruhec J, Noel Philippe, Husson Berengere Respiration of bivalves from three different deep-sea areas: cold seeps, hydrothermal vents and organic carbon-rich sediments. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography IN PRESS. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.023

Loubrieu Thomas, Detoc Jerome, Azelmat Hamza, Thorel Arnaud (2016). Sensor Nanny. Data management services for marine observation operators. EGU 2016 – European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016. 17?22 April 2016, Austria.

Reports to policy makers on the exploitation of marine ressources:

Alix Anne-Sophie, Farcouli Maud, Fouquet Yves, Lacroix Denis, Le Gall Morgane, Mengoni Julien, Menot Lenaick, Pelleter Ewan, Sarradin Pierre-Marie, Ybert Sebastien (2016). Ressources Minérales Marines. Rapport de Veille. Convention référence 16/1212524 entre le Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer et l’Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer  Action 5.4.

Fouquet Yves, Alix Anne-Sophie, Farcouli Maud, Lacroix Denis, Le Gall Morgane, Mengoni Julien, Menot Lenaick, Pelleter Ewan, Sarradin Pierre-Marie, Ybert Sebastien (2016). Ressources Minérales Marines. Rapport de Veille.