Observatories.
Observatories 2020-04-16T10:06:24+02:00 OVERVIEW.
WHY.
WHAT.
HOW.
WHY.

THE LAST FRONTIER OF EXPLORATION

The Oceans cover 70% of the surface of the Earth and represent 90% of the living resources .
However the seas and oceans need to be explored and understood more.

The Oceans are complex dynamic systems ranging from episodic events to slow trends

A high resolution, multidisciplinary long-time-series collection of environmental variables is an innovative approach to understand the oceans and shed light on its complexity.

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MULTIPLE SENSORS OPERATING CONTINUOUSLY

Observatories are high-technology platforms hosting sensors monitoring various parameters, such as temperature , pH, salinity, water circulation, seabed movements.
These parameters are of great interest for different disciplines, ranging from geosciences to physical oceanography, to biogeochemistry and marine ecology.
Observatories provide services to the industry and benefit from technological advances in new sensors and devices, fundamental for oceanic multidisciplinary research.

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OCEAN PLATFORM TYPES .
Deep ocean platforms can be classified in two major categories: STANDALONE OBSERVATORIES Standalone observatories are autonomous platforms operating in the long term , powered by batteries and transmitting data to land at periodical intervals by means of surface buoys.
CABLED INFRASTRUCTURE S Cabled observatories are platforms connected to land by electro-optical cables allowing power supply and continuous data transmission.

KNOW MORE ON EMSO OBSERVATORIES REGIONAL FACILITIES MAP

EMSO includes 11 Regional Facilities

among which 3 are test sites.
REGIONAL FACILITIES PROFILES .
See description , main scientific objectives and detailed list of deployed sensors for each Regional Facility by clicking on the images below.
EMSO-Azores 2018-10-04T18:09:25+02:00 EMSO-Azores EMSO-Azores.
Iberian Margin 2019-12-17T10:20:24+01:00 Iberian Margin Iberian Margin.
Porcupine Abyssal Plain 2020-05-06T17:06:22+02:00 Porcupine Abyssal Plain Porcupine Abyssal Plain.
Ligurian Sea 2018-10-04T18:10:54+02:00 Ligurian Sea Ligurian Sea.
Western Ionian Sea 2018-05-04T15:27:31+02:00 Western Ionian Sea Western Ionian Sea.
Hellenic Arc 2020-05-22T10:48:59+02:00 Hellenic Arc Hellenic Arc.
Black Sea 2018-11-05T15:12:44+01:00 Black Sea Black Sea.
EMSO Canarias 2020-06-30T09:42:08+02:00 EMSO Canarias EMSO Canarias.
Smartbay 2018-05-04T15:32:20+02:00 Smartbay Smartbay.
EMSO-Molène 2019-01-09T16:28:36+01:00 EMSO-Molène EMSO-Molène.
OBSEA 2018-05-29T12:48:16+02:00 OBSEA OBSEA.

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