CVOO Service Activities

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SA Number: 19.1

Name of the SA: CVOO – TROPICAL EASTERN NORTH ATLANTIC WATER COLUMN PHYSICAL AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Institute: National Institute for Fisheries Development

Description:

Duplicate CTD casts to 500 m depth measuring salinity, temperature, chlorophyll/fluorescence, turbidity, oxygen, Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR). Bottle samples from 10 standard depth (10, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 150, 250, 350, 450 dbar) are analysed for nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, silicate), dissolved oxygen, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), total organic carbon (TOC), total organic nitrogen (TON), total alkalinity (TA), and chlorophyll-a. Data are distributed to registered users through CVOO data portal hosted at IFM-GEOMAR.

The ocean site measures temperature, salinity, biological parameters, nutrients, dissolved carbon and oxygen, and include an oceanographic long-term mooring for in-situ observations. Cape Verdean research . P A severe lack in critical tropical regions, including West Africa, so CVOO provides in this region logistical support for international research campaigns and projects and therefore bringing the benefits of this research infrastructure to the attention of the international scientific community. CVOO highly welcomes international investigators to conduct field work in the West African region.

Outputs:

Fig with with oxygen profiles from last MSM49 cruise for CVOO and EDDY around CV

Fig with with oxygen profiles from last MSM49 cruise for CVOO and EDDY around CV.

Links:

Cape Verde Ocean Observatory [CVOO] Data Portal