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Work package number 9 Type of activity SUPP
Work package title

Transnational access to FixO3 infrastructures

Start month 1 End month 48
Lead partner 7

Objectives

WP9 – Transnational access to FixO3 infrastructures

Description of the infrastructure

The list of observatories offered for Transnational Access (TNA) in FixO3 was designed to offer the broadest scientific and technological capabilities to future new users in the framework of TNA. As can be observed only from the latitude and longitude span, geographic coverage is substantial. The list of observatories includes seafloor, midwater and surface infrastructures, with different scientific specificities mainly due to the characteristics of their location. A shallow water test-site, OBSEA, has been included and was chosen on the basis of ease of access, standard interfacing and highly specialised local support for accelerated testing of instrumentation and communication protocols. Proposed TNA to the 15 infrastructures is described in the description of work of this WorkPackage

Description of work and role of partners

Description of work

The objective of this work package is to support external scientific users by providing coordinated, free-of-charge, transnational access to fixed open-ocean observatories, including:

  • Ocean surface, water column and seafloor observatory installations and systems considered for transnational access under this proposal
  • One shallow water test site able to make practical and fast tests of instruments, systems, procedures and new technologies applicable to fixed open-ocean observatories will be accessible under TNA.

Modality of Access (MoA) under this proposal *;

A user or a user group shall be given access to an infrastructure listed in this WP to test an instrument or collect data.

MoA can be of the three following types:

  • MoA 1: Remote: the presence of the user or user group is not required at any time during the access period,
  • MoA 2: Partially remote: the presence of the user or user group is required at some stage, e.g. for installing and uninstalling an instrument.
  • MoA 3: In-person (“hands-on”): the presence of the user or user group is required/recommended during the whole access period.

For MoA 2 and 3, the access provider shall seek written approval of the Commission for the selection of user groups requiring access exceeding 3 months. If unspecified, the default MoA will be considered as likely to be partially remote (MoA 2).

As multidisciplinary installations are generally able to host multiple users and handle multiple activities simultaneously, the access can be shared simultaneously by several user groups. Users, unless otherwise specified, shall preferably bring their own measuring system to be installed/tested (Partially remote MoA). The start and end of the access will preferably coincide with maintenance operation on the installation for financial efficiency. More specific and detailed modalities may be specified in the description of the infrastructure and will also be addressed and updated during the project in WP2 and WP7.

Unit of access (UA) *:

The access will be generally quantified by its duration, including installation, operation and un-installing the measuring system. It was agreed that time is a practical unit of measure of access and the Unit of Access was chosen to be a day, a base unit that can scale up to months and years in the project. The quantity of access includes preparatory work, installation, operation duration of the instrument in place, and uninstalling. When the installation is shared by several user groups, the unit will be shared accordingly: if there are n simultaneous user groups, each group will be accounted for 1/n unit.

Support offered under this proposal *:

Infrastructural, logistical, technological and scientific support will be offered by providers to successful bids accessing the TNA facilities. The nature of the support being offered may change from facility to facility and will be outlined in detail in the text of the open calls. Detailed and periodically updated information will be made available from the project specific knowledge base developed in WP2.

Outreach of new users *:

The work package will promote access to users and user-groups, including users from countries where similar facilities are not available. The open calls will be published widely through the web, mailing lists and through other public access media. This activity will be coordinated in WP7.

Review procedure under this proposal *:

Proposals will be accepted based on a set of clearly defined evaluation criteria. FixO3 will establish an efficient independent peer-review evaluation system for proposals. A selection panel formed of experts will be set up by access providers to assist in selecting the user groups. The selection panel will assess all proposals received and recommend a short-list of the user groups that should benefit from access free of charge. Principles of transparency, fairness and impartiality will be applied. FixO3 will maintain a traceability system by monitoring and documenting the access provided under this project. These activities will be coordinated in WP7.

* Unless otherwise specified in the descriptive summary for each infrastructure

Short description of Infrastructures providing TNA and MoA specificities, where applicable:

FRAM (ID No. 1)

Multidisciplinary, located at Fram Strait, installed to capture the exchange of Atlantic and Arctic waters, enables long-term, year-round observatories with partial near real-time data access (latitude: 79.07, longitude: 4.13, depth (m): 1000-5500).

Surface and Midwater

Hosting: Moorings, buoys and various types of submerged vehicles can host additional instrumentation for atmospheric and air-sea interface. Mooring can host autonomous systems (although real-time communication with surface buoy is planned). Solutions for further installations can be manufactured locally upon request. Annual ship operations allow various surface and midwater born measurements in addition to continuous sensor measurements and retrieval of all data.

Data: Ocean-Air interface: pH, CO2, Chl-a, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, fluorescence. derived data (see WP10 (SA) for related services): nutrient budgets, currents, plankton productivity, export, diversity, remote sensing calibration
Water column: Salinity, temperature, nutrients, current, particle export

Seafloor

Hosting: Moored lander systems; sensor packages and experiments can be mounted. Autonomous energy supply and data storage can be provided.

Data: Seismics, acoustics, salinity, temperature, depth, currents, oxygen, particle flux; derived data products (see WP10 (SA) for related services): benthic biomass and diversity, respiration, nutrient fluxes, seafloor imaging

Support offered

Beside logistical, technological and scientific support for all installations including annual access via POLARSTERN, gliders, floats and AUV are available: Salinity, temperature, Current, Depth, Turbidity, Chlorophyll-a, Oxygen, water sampling (CO2 starting 2012). Hosting of additional instruments: all vehicles
and moorings can host a variety of sensors and communication systems, e.g. hydrophone, radiometer, PAR, modem, and small autonomous instruments
Other capabilities and services: Data and sensor intercomparison and validation, including various derived data products for ecosystem assessment and remote sensing groundtruth.

MoA specificity:

2 partially remote (in case of integration of a remotely operating instrument of a user into the infrastructure, for an instrument that will need to be deployed, exchanged or retrieved in person from the site)
3 in person (in case of shipbased measurements, sampling or observations associated with the observatory site)

STATION M (ID No. 3)

Multidisciplinary, located at Norwegian Sea with real-time and delayed mode capabilities, can present the longest existing homogeneous time series from deep ocean (latitude: 66.00, longitude: 2.00, depth (m): 2000).

Support offered

Basic infrastructure. Technical assistance adding additional sensors or complete monitoring system to the
site. Additional sensors can be added to the docking stations (limit of 30 sensors for 50-600 m) and clamp-on instruments can be added to the deeper part and use the inductive data communication to the data storage at 700 m and future transmission to the surface unit. Our research vessels will visit the site regularly and ship time will be available for TNA.

Expected financial contribution as part of trans national access
Financial contribution to the running costs and ships time. Contribution to costs that rise from adapting the observatory design to host additional sensors.

MoA: No specificity

PAP (ID No. 5)

Longest running multidisciplinary North Atlantic open ocean sustained observatory delivering atmospheric and physical and biogeochemical ocean datasets in near real-time (latitude: 49.00, longitude: -16.50, depth (m): 4800).

Surface and upper ocean

Hosting: The surface buoy and full depth mooring can host additional instrumentation for atmospheric, air-sea interface and upper ocean monitoring.

Data: Atmosphere: Wind speed and direction, Relative humidity, Air temperature, sea temperature , Atmospheric pressure, significant wave height and period
Water column: Salinity, temperature, currents, pCO2, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, Chlorophyll-a

Sub-surface sediment trap mooring

Hosting: The sub-surface sediment trap mooring can host additional instrumentation at depths between 3000 – 4800m depth

Data: particle flux and currents

Seafloor

Hosting: Lander system with Bathysnap time-lapse camera positioned on the seafloor at 4850m depth. Additional sensors can be mounted on module and a complete description will be provided to this aim during FixO3. Communication with surface vía acoustic modem is planned during FixO3.

Data: time-lapse photography for seafloor ecosystem studies.

Support offered

Logistical, technological and scientific support will be provided to access all PAP fixed-point installations. In addition, glider campaigns are planned for the PAP site during 2012 – 2014. These are not sustained/routine operations so are not costed into the annual operating costs for the observatory but these platforms will compliment the fixed-point infrastructures and may also offer increased access to the site during FixO3 through increased frequency of cruises.

MoA: No specificity

W1-M3A (ID No. 7)

Multidisciplinary observatory located in the Ligurian Sea with real-time and delayed mode capability. Availability of meteorological as well as physical and bio-geochemical measurements along the water column (latitude: 43.79, longitude: 9.16, depth (m): 1300).

Hosting: the installation is available for Transnational Access to FixO3 users for specific experiments, sensor testing and in-situ validation. The W1-M3A observatory can host additional instrumentation for atmospheric
and air-sea interface. New instrumentation can be integrated (permanently or temporarily) into the existing acquisition and control system making the new measurements available in near real time. The setup and deployment of even high-cost relatively large and power consuming is possible. The availability of a relatively inexpensive and stable satellite data connection offers the chance to collect data and/or to control the instrument in near real time. Mooring can host autonomous systems (although real-time communication with surface buoy has been already successfully tested in the last years).Clamp systems and other electrical or mechanical adapters can be manufactured locally upon specification. A support team formed by one technician and two scientists will assist the user group in logistical, technological and scientific issues for the observatory access, they will also support and services during the integration phase and the installing/uninstalling operations. The hosting is generally offered for long-time periods (multiples of months), taking into account the schedule of the maintenance operations. Access to observatory will be provided during the regular maintenance visits (3-6 per year) carried out onboard on-purpose rented boats or on the CNR R/V Urania or R/V Dallaporta. The data might be immediately available to the user in case of protracted installation of user’s instrumentation connected to the onboard acquisition system or at the end of the experiment/installation after the recovery of the instrumentation. Data: Atmosphere: atmospheric pressure, 2D & 3D wind, air temperature, humidity, short- and long- wave radiation, precipitation. Surface water column: temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, Chl-a, turbidity, CO2, wave height. Deep water column: temperature, salinity, nutrients.

MoA: No specificity

DYFAMED (ID No. 8)

Multidisciplinary site located in the central Ligurian Sea, in the passage of waters coming from the eastern part of the Med Sea and going to western part. Strong influence of the atmospheric deposition influencing productivity and particulate export. Physical parameters are recorded from surface to deep waters. Biogeochemical parameters are collected every month during ship visits. Way point of gliders route used for cross-validation of bio-parameters (latitude: 43.2, longitude: 7.52, depth (m): 2300).

Hosting: The mooring is accessible for TNA to deploy, test and validate other sensors. Mooring and the research vessel (R/V Tethys) are available to test sensors and to collect samples at the Dyfamed site (3hrs from Nice). ODAS buoy is available to deploy sensor in surface waters only.

Data: Atmosphere: Wind, temperature, humidity, pressure, waves, precipitation, irradiance (http://www.meteo.shom.fr/real-time/html/dyfamed.html) Ocean-Air interface: salinity, temperature

Water column: Salinity, temperature, current, sediment traps (200, 1000m)

Support offered

Beside logistical, technological and scientific support for all installations, gliders data are available with ocean sampling mission package: salinity, temperature, depth, CDOM, Chlorophyll-a, oxygen.

MoA: No specificity

ANTARES (ID No. 9)

Multidisciplinary, permanent marine observatory providing high-bandwidth real-time data transmission from deep-sea for geosciences and marine environmental sciences. Real-time link and energy through cable (latitude: 42.8, longitude: 6.17, depth (m): 2475).

Existing procedure to access to the infrastructure

IFREMER and CNRS operate the access to the SJB. The use of Antares backbone infrastructure must comply with established rules. Principles, techniques and procedures to access the infrastructure are defined by the GUASA document (User Guide refers to the Access to ANTARES), and are updated by the head of the SAI (access service infrastructure, in charge of managing the ANTARES access by users, for the ANTARES Collaboration). The SAI is in charge of defining and developing the technical requirements and procedures to access the ANTARES infrastructure, studying user requests, and managing the implementation of the activities on behalf of the ANTARES Collaboration in order to be sure that the ANTARES experiment is not disturbed by the implementation of the users’ experiments. The function of SAI is presently assumed by the CPPM of the CNRS/IN2P3, who appoints the chairperson. Any project has to be reviewed by a CTA (Technical Access Committee to ANTARES) specifically created for each request and responsible of investigation and compliance of the experiment implementation with the GUASA rules. The Institution Board of ANTARES gives its final agreement for access to ANTARES from these technical advices.

Support offered under this proposal

The scientific groups collaborations which are offered to the users are involved in FIXO3, MOOSE, KM3Net, and EMSO. Support will include cruise preparation meetings, training, onshore tests and preparation of the equipment to be implemented. The hosted team will participate to the annual cruise, assist the deployment by ROV. They will implement their drivers and be able to use the data management infrastructure. A preparatory work is included: test of equipments in simulated conditions, support on the interfacing, cruise preparation meetings. The teams involved in transnational access will participate to the deployment and to the recovery cruises.

Outreach of new users

EMSO and KM3Net , ESFRI projects under Preparatory Phase are planning to support the outreach activities on this site.

Review procedure under this proposal

The review procedure will follow the FIXO3/TNA procedures for the scientific selection. The technical conditions will be analysed according to the GUASA procedure

MoA specificity:

Partially remote access in the sense that cruise preparation deployment cruise and recovery cruise are open to trans national experiments. It concerns a limited number of people, due to the limits of participants to the cruises. The access in the mean time is remote.

E2-M3A (ID No. 11)

Deep-sea, continuous monitoring station, recently enhanced under EuroSITES project, it recorded the longest time series in the South Adriatic and is able to monitor physical and biochemical processes in the water column down to the bottom (latitude: 41.84, longitude: 17.76, depth (m): 1204).

Surface

Hosting: Surface: Only if the dimensions of the surface buoy allows, additional instrumentation can be accommodated on the E2M3A surface buoy. It can host also subsurface instruments with easy access for maintenance. All hosted instrument must be self recording and autonomous.

Data : Surface: wind, air temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, solar radiation, subsurface temperature/salinity, pH and PCO2 .

Mid water and Deep water

Hosting: the deep mooring can host autonomous and self recording systems in the layer 300m-1200m.

Data: salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, light transmission, turbidity, current speed and direction.

Support offered

Logistical, technological and scientific support for all installations can be offered by the OGS (for further details see www.ogs.trieste.it). Any TNA will be harmonized with the OGS activities. Data intercomparison between mooring buoy and external devices can be performed (e.g. profiling floats and standard ship-based CTD measurements).

MoA: No specificity

OBSEA (ID No. 12)

The main objective of this site located at Western Mediterranean is to be a test bed for the development of oceanographic instrumentation while being a shallow-water observatory providing real time data and database with historical values (latitude: 41.18, longitude: 1.75, depth (m): 20).

Seafloor

The cabled seafloor component is equipped with 4 instruments: an underwater camera providing real time images. A broadband hydrophone to monitor acoustic emissions from a wide variety of subsea phenomena perfect for condition metering, background noise recording and general marine R&D. The third installed instrument is a CTD and finally an Acoustic Doppler current profiler. OBSEA offers free ports to provide any type of oceanographic instrument with power and high bandwidth communication link.

Surface

A buoy is located next to the seafloor observatory, moored with chains and three anchors of 1200 kg each.
The communications between the Land Station, the OBSEA observatory, and the Buoy are redundant, via a fibre optic link and a 3G connection. The oceanographic buoy is equipped with a telemetry system and a set
of sensors for remote oceanographic measurements. The electronic system is highly flexible with regard to the number or type of instruments. Currently, there is a weather station that measures external parameters like wind speed, temperature, and the pitch and roll of the buoy. In addition to these instruments, it has an IP video camera and a GPS.

Support offered

The OBSEA team offers to scientific communities and instruments developers the possibility to test their equipment in a shallow water environment. The experiment can be focused on the instrument functionality, deployment, communications, synchronization, without taking care of expensive logistics. Accessing OBSEA
by ship from Vilanova harbor takes 25minutes. The OBSEA team has been working with different types of
ships depending on the work to carry on, and the managing payload. Underwater operations at 20m depth are carried out by scuba divers, further easing deployment operations. Preliminary test of instrument communication and pressure are performed before deployment at SARTI’s laboratory in a pressure chamber. The OBSEA team has experience with a great variety of instruments and instrument protocols, and has been working in
the implementation of standards like PUCK protocol, IEEE Std. 1451 Smart Sensor Interface Standard, SWE (Sensor Web Enablement)- including SOS (Sensor Observation Service) and IEEE Std 1588 Precision Time Protocol for synchronization, among others. Rapid software development is also offered, in LabVIEW, JAVA or C for instrument interfaces or web programming for remote user interfaces.

MoA: No specificity

NEMO-SN1 (ID No. 13)

Multidisciplinary (geophysics, oceanography, bio-acoustics), located in Western Ionian See, offshore Catania (Sicily), deep-sea real-time multi-parameter observatory is currently being re-deployed after refurbishment and installations of new electronics (latitude: 37.5, longitude: 15.5, depth (m): 2100).

Seafloor

Hosting: EMSO NEMO-SN1 modules have spare connectors to host other systems for long-term real-time data acquisition. The TSN cable branch has 2 conductors and 4 fibres directly connected to shore, the TSS branch has 4 conductors and 6 fibres.

Data: temperature, conductivity, pressure, current speed, current profile, seismics, acoustics, magnetics, gravity.

Support offered

Logistical, technological and scientific support will be provided to access all fixed-point installations. Data acquired from new systems will be integrated in NEMO-SN1 data server and distributed to user communities.

MoA: No specificity

MOMAR (ID No. 14)

Multidisciplinary (fauna, fluid chemistry, seismicity and ground deformation) situated near the hydrothermal vent Lucky Strike; near real time connection through acoustic link, buoy and satellite communication (latitude: 37.5, longitude: -33.00, depth (m): 1700).

Support offered

At least two underwater connections are available for Fix03/TNA experiments on Seamon West. They consist in free wet-mateable connectors providing 12V and an RS232 link to a host instrument. Opportunities are offered for the deployment of water column moorings during the maintenance cruises. Also included in the service: infrastructure to instruments software interfaces, onshore tests of the marine equipment, participation to the cruise, implementation on site, data transmission, archiving and dissemination.

MoA specificity:

Modality of access under this proposal

Partially remote access in the sense that cruise preparation deployment cruise and recovery cruise are open to trans national experiments. It concerns a limited number of people, due to the limits of participants to the cruises.

The access in the mean time is remote.

In agreement with and complementary to the acceptance process of Fix03/TNA, an EMSO Azores technical group will evaluate the technical feasibility of the proposals. It will include the agreements by the Portuguese authorities (see UAzores page) ;The users will be fully integrated in the cruise preparations, in the interfacing
of sensors on an electronic simulator, in the cruise for deployment and for retrieval. They will participate to
the MoMAR meetings. Note that during the 4 years of the project, 4 cruises will take place in summer time, allowing three Trans National Access durations. The preparatory work will start at least 6 months before the deployment cruise to provide time for instrument integration plan (mechanical, electronics and driver software). The corresponding training will take place at Ifremer Brest Center. In case of complex deployment procedure, a meeting with the ROV team will be organized at IFREMER La Seyne sur Mer.

In agreement with and complementary to the acceptance process of Fix03/TNA, an EMSO Azores technical group will evaluate the technical feasibility of the proposals. It will include the agreements by the Portuguese authorities (see UAzores page) ;The users will be fully integrated in the cruise preparations, in the interfacing
of sensors on an electronic simulator, in the cruise for deployment and for retrieval. They will participate to
the MoMAR meetings. Note that during the 4 years of the project, 4 cruises will take place in summer time, allowing three Trans National Access durations. The preparatory work will start at least 6 months before the deployment cruise to provide time for instrument integration plan (mechanical, electronics and driver software). The corresponding training will take place at Ifremer Brest Center. In case of complex deployment procedure, a meeting with the ROV team will be organized at IFREMER La Seyne sur Mer.

PYLOS (ID No. 15)

Multidisciplinary located in the cross road of Adriatic and Eastern Mediterranean basins. Very geologically active area with lots of earthquakes and landslides as well as a potential source of Tsunamis that might affect the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (latitude: 36.8, longitude: 21.6, depth (m): 1600).

Surface and water column

Hosting: Buoy can host additional instrumentation for atmospheric and air-sea interface parameters. Mooring can host both real-time as well as autonomous systems.

Data: Atmosphere: Wind speed and direction, temperature, pressure

Ocean-Air interface: Wave height-period-direction, salinity, temperature, current speed and direction

Water column: Salinity, temperature, current

Seafloor

Hosting: Systems can be mounted on seabed module. Communication with surface via acoustic modem for the existing sensors and possibly for additional systems (depending on configuration and technical requirements).

Data: Salinity, temperature, depth, dissolved oxygen, CO2, CH4, turbidity and pH.

Support offered

Logistical, technological and scientific support for all components. For more information visit http://www.poseidon.hcmr.gr . Other capabilities and services: Data and sensor inter-comparison and validation missions.

MoA: No specificity

E1-M3A (ID No. 16)

Multidisciplinary located at the extremely oligotrophic eastern Mediterranean where dense waters with intermediate and deep characteristics are formed (latitude: 35.66, longitude: 24.99, depth (m): 1440).

Surface and water column

Hosting: Buoy can host additional instrumentation for atmospheric and air-sea interface. Mooring can host both real-time as well as autonomous systems. Clamp systems and other mechanical adapters can be manufactured locally upon request.

Data: Atmosphere: air temperature, air pressure, wind speed/direction, precipitation, humidity, radiance, irradiance, pyranometer PSP, radiometer PIR

Ocean-Air interface: Wave height, salinity, temperature, CO2

Water column: Salinity and temperature (20, 50, 75, 100, 250, 400, 600, 1000m), turbidity, chl-a, oxygen, PAR (20, 50, 75, 100m), currents (5-50, 10 bins of 5m)

Sediment traps: OC, ON (C13, N15), TC, TN, (C13, N15), Si, Al, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd and Pb, Biochemical (proteins, sugars, lipids), Biomarkers, Black Carbon.

Support offered

Logistical, technological and scientific support for all components. For more information http://www.poseidon.hcmr.gr. Other capabilities and services: Data and sensor inter-comparison and validation missions. Other parameters can be measured during trips and sensors can be tested, calibrated , etc. CTD, light, Oxygen, Chl-a (0-150 CTD casting), NH4, NO3, NO2, PO4, SiO4, Chl (4 size fractions), microbial stock, phytoplankton stock (surface, 10, 20, 50, 75, 100m), zooplankton stock (0-100m).

MoA: No specificity

ESTOC (ID No. 17)

Multidisciplinary, located in the Central Eastern Atlantic, open ocean site with over 15 years of continuous surface and mid-water meteorological, physical and biogeochemical monitoring (latitude: 29.04, longitude: -15.15, depth (m): 3670).

Surface and Midwater

Hosting: Buoy can host additional instrumentation for atmospheric and air-sea interface. Mooring can host autonomous systems (real-time communication between midwater and surface is not yet implemented). Clamp systems and other mechanical adapters can be manufactured locally upon request. Satellite link is Argos 3 for low data rate systems. More information on the station is available on the web site.

Data: Atmosphere:Wind, temperature, humidity, pressure, solar radiation

Ocean-Air interface: pH, CO2, Chl-a, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen

Water column: Salinity, temperature, nutrients, current
Seafloor

Hosting: Any autonomous system can be deployed on the seafloor during the course of the project from the yearly campaign of R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa (large systems) or R/V Ignacio Lozano depending on dimensions. Ports for deep sea communication with surface via acoustic modem are planned from the early stage of FixO3.

Data: Seismics and acoustics (10Hz-6kHz), salinity, temperature delayed mode data (real-time planned)

Support offered

Beside logistical, technological and scientific support for all installations, three gliders are available for complementary measurements in the vicinity of the station. Our gliders operate four times a year to and from the ESTOC site, allowing for sensor intercomparison and validation. Variables measured include salinity, temperature, current, depth, turbidity, CDOM, chlorophyll-a, oxygen. CO2 meter is planned for 2012. Hosting
of additional instruments: some of our gliders have an open architecture, thus can host a variety of sensors
and communication systems, e.g. hydrophone, radiometer, PAR, modem, and small autonomous instruments. AS part of TNA, the preparatory work may include test of equipments a the PLOCAN shore-side and offshore facilities, support on the interfacing, cruise preparation meetings. The teams involved in transnational access will participate to the deployment and to the recovery cruises.

MoA: No specificity

CVOO (ID No. 19)

This observatory is composed of a mooring and a small vessel maintaining the time-series continuity at Tropical Eastern North Atlantic (latitude: 17.4, longitude: -24.5, depth (m): 3600).

Hosting: Deployment and recovery of autonomous platforms

Ship time to CVOO location. Small rib (~4m)

Data: salinity, temperature, oxygen, PAR, fluorescence, turbidity, plankton, pH, DIC-alcalinity, TOC, POC/PON, density, video. Shallow-water multibeam scans

Support offered

Assistance and logistical support preparing small cruises to the site.

MoA: No specificity

FILCHNER RONNE (ID No. 23)

Situated at the Filchner sill in the southern Weddell Sea, proved to be the key site for monitoring the Ice Shelf Water overflow produced beneath the huge Filchner Ronne Ice Shelf. It delivers the longest existing marine time series from Antarctica (latitude: -74.65, longitude: -33.55, depth (m): 600).

Support offered

Basic infrastructure. Technical assistance adding additional sensors or complete monitoring system to the site.

MoA: No specificity

Person months per participant

Participant number Participant short name Person-month per participant
1 NERC 0.00
2 OGS 0.00
3 HCMR 0.00
5 UiB 0.00
7 PLOCEAN 0.00
8 AWI 0.00
11 IFREMER 0.00
13 INGV 0.00
16 CNRS 0.00
22 INDP 0.00
23 UPC 0.00
27 CNR 0.00
29 IMAR 0.00
TOTAL 0.00

List of deliverables

Deliverable Number Deliverable Title Lead beneficiary number Estimated indicative person- months Nature Dissemination level Delivery date

Schedule of relevant milestones

Milestone number Milestone name Lead beneficiary number Delivery date from Annex I Comments