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Cruise Summary Report of Tethys II Cruise BOUSSOLE 2014 (BSH Ref-No.: 20155299)

Tethys II
20.01.2014
14.12.2014
Nice, France
Nice, France
GOLBOL MELEK - Villefranche Sea Institute
VELLUCCI VINCENZO - Villefranche Sea Institute
ANTOINE DAVID - Villefranche Sea Institute
Villefranche Sea Institute
Ligurian Sea
WEST EAST SOUTH NORTH
7.3 7.9 43.3 43.6
BOUSSOLE - Buoy for the acquisition of long-term iptical time series / Laboratory of Oceanography of Villefranche (LOV) / IMEV
MOOSE - Mediterranean Ocean Observing System on Environment (MOOSE) / Developmental Biology Research Laboratory
Summary of project objectives: An optical mooring was installed in late 2003 at the "DyFAMed" station in the framework of the BOUSSOLE (buoy for acquisition of long-term optical series), in order to acquire a long-term series of the optical properties of the site. Acquiring such a high-frequency data base makes it possible to monitor the stability of satellite observations, and thus keep good calibration as for the European MERIS sensor (launched in 2002 and stopped in 2012), and to perform "indirect calibration" to bring it to the required level of accuracy. The data are similarly used to validate other missions (SeaWiFS, MODIS, POLDER, VIIRS). This type of data set also makes it possible to study the causes of variability in relationships between optical properties and the chlorophyll concentration, which ultimately also means better interpretation of "ocean colour" satellite observations. A number of basic research studies are also underway in marine optics and bio-optics.
Cruise objectives: These were monthly survey cruises on the mooring site with a dual objective of (1) verifying the buoy's good operability and the good condition of the mooring and (2) carrying out a series of additional measurements that are needed either to interpret the continuous measurements taken on the mooring or to acquire additional parameters for marine optics studies. The supplementary measurements include: CTD profiles, HPLC pigments, specific absorption of phytoplankton, particles and dissolved matter, dry weight, descending and ascending radiance profiles, inherent optical property profiles, atmospheric measurements (aerosols).
The related projects are MOOSE and BOUSSOLE.
meteorological packages
CTD
thermosalinographs
discrete water samplers
GOLBOL MELEK -  Villefranche Sea Institute

Summary of Measurements and Samples

PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A 407 B02 samples Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Pigments HPLC sur filtres 20.01.2014
A 132 B06 samples Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC) Matière Organique Dissoute Colorée 20.01.2014
A 2 B64 recoveries Gear research Récupération flotteur/ligne de mouillage 20.01.2014
PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A H21 Oxygen 20.01.2014
A 10 H27 samples Alkalinity 20.01.2014
PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A 27 P01 samples Suspended matter 20.01.2014
PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A 6 M02 measurements Incident radiation Luminance du soleil sur 6 longueurs d'onde 20.01.2014
PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A 39 H09 stations Water bottle stations Prélèvements Niskin (Rosette CTD) 20.01.2014
A 101 H10 stations CTD stations 20.01.2014
A H11 Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 20.01.2014
A 22 H16 deployments Transparency (eg transmissometer) Disque de secchi 20.01.2014
A H17 Optics (eg underwater light levels) 20.01.2014