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  • Water column data from 2 XSV launched during the GEOPRICO cruise.

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    Water column data from 7 XSV launched during the BREOGHAM cruise

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    Water column data from 5 XBT launched during the GEOPRICO cruise.

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    Water column data from 2 XBT launched on board the R/V Hespérides during the TOMODEC cruise

  • -Validation of surface salinity measurements using drifting buoys. Three models of drifting buoys (17 buoys in all) were deployed in the Bay of Biscay on 2 April (R/V Thalassa trip) and on 2-3 May (COSMOS1 aboard Côtes de la Manche). This involved passing close to the buoys, taking samples, TSG measurements and CTD hauls to validate the data. Two sections taken by CTD probe in front structure eddy (for the CONGAS programme). Retrieval of a prototype PROVOR-CTS3 float deployed in May by the Côte d'Aquitaine vessel. 9 CTD sensors to be attached to elephant seals were tested (mounted on SBE25 CTD during profiles). This falls under the COSMOS project, headed by J. Boutin and G. Reverdin.

  • Identifying possible bioconstructions and other geo-morphological structures of interest. Biological fish studies and hidrographic sampling (CTD) over the seamounts

  • The goal of this cruise was to recover and redeploy some RAPID-MOC moorings near the Eastern Boundary as part of our six-month turnaround programme. Specific cruise objectives were to: 1. Recover moorings EB1 (24 microcats) and EB2 (MMP profiling from 50m to 2500m with microcats and current meters below), two principal tall eastern boundary moorings, sited on a Topex crossover point near 24N, 24W. 2. Redeploy EB1 (24 inductive microcats plus the telemetry system) and EB2 (MMP mooring). 3. Deploy EBADCP to replace the instrument deployed in April but trawled after 10days and recovered by the R/V Poseidon. 4. Deploy two URI Pressure Inverted Echo Sounders. One deployed in 1000m and one in 5000m next to the BPR lander at mooring EB1. 5. CTD stations for pre and post deployment calibrations of all mooring instrumentation. 6. Search for and if possible recover MMP mooring EB2 deployed in April 2004 and located 100km north south of Gomorra in October 2004.

  • It was conducted by the ICCM with the main objective to collect observations in the Canary Islands marine environment; to the north by making the monthly visit to the ESTOC site, and to the south to study the dinamicity in the water column due to the arrival of different water masses and the African coastal upwelling.\n1. To comply with the monthly sampling at the ESTOC station 812. Data was taken to 3700 m at 24 depths from surface to bottom making two profiles, since there was only available a rosette with 12 bottles of 10 l. Samples for oxygen, carbon system, nutrients, gelbstoff, salinity and chlorophyll 'a' (the later to 200m) were taken.\n2. Deploy of two drifting buoys from NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, USA) at stations 812 (ESTOC) and 824 (eddy), as part of the collaboration between the ICCM and NOAA to study the surface currents in the Canary Islands environment.\n3. Carry out hydrographic investigations in the triangle area enclosed by the south of the Canary Islands. A total of 23 CTD/rosette stations were made, casting two profiles per station (2000-200m, 200-5m); it provided enough data to characterize the water column. Samples for oxygen, the carbon system, nutrients, gelbstoff, salinity and chlorophyll 'a' (the later to 200m) were taken.\n4. Deploy of 3 ARGOS floats at stations 818, 835 and 843 .\n5. Drop 8 expandable bathythermograph to thermally characterise the extent of the eddy supposed to be located at station 824.

  • SUMMARY:The project PLATERIAS financed by Xunta de Galicia in its sectoral program of Tecnoloxias Ambientais has as objective the study of the physical oceanography of the continental shelf and rias of Galicia by means of the development and integration of the existent observation network and the demonstration of the feasibility of the modelizacion of the dynamics of the rias of Galicia and the adjacent shelf by means of a hydrodynamic model coupled to a meteorological mesoscale regional and local high resolution model. This campaign is intended to contribute to the knowledge of the interaction between the rias and the shelf. OBJECTIVES:-To study the interaction between the rias and the shelf, particularly in the Ria de Ares.- Recovery a mooring in the channel in order to characterize the incoming and outgoing flow of the ria.- Performance of transects of CTD profiles across the main channel in the mouth of the ria to characterize the ria-shelf exchanges.

  • The survey in Div. 3NO of NAFO Regulatory Area was initiated by Spain in 1995. Until 2001, the survey was carried out in spring (May), on board the Spanish vessel C/V Playa de Mendui??a (338 GT and 800 HP) using bottom trawl net type Pedreira. Since 2001, the R/V Vizconde de Eza replaced the C/V Playa de Mendu????a as the research vessel for the survey, and Campelen net replaced Pedreira net as survey gear. The main objectives of this survey time series are: a) to obtain abundance indices of the main exploited species, b) to study the structure and distribution of these demersal species in the area.