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Cruise Summary Report of Tethys II Cruise BIO-ARGO-MED-2015 (BSH Ref-No.: 20155817)

Tethys II
12.05.2015
02.06.2015
Nice, France
Nice, France
D'ORTENZIO FABRIZIO - Villefranche Sea Institute
TAILLANDIER VINCENT - Laboratory of Oceanography of Villefranche (LOV) / IMEV
Laboratory of Oceanography of Villefranche (LOV) / IMEV
Ligurian Sea,  Tyrrhenian Sea,  Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Basin
WEST EAST SOUTH NORTH
7 29 33 43
The Bio-Argo-Med cruise will enable the successful deployment of the second half of the NAOS programme's fleet of biogeochemical floats, i.e. 14 instrument platforms. Our feedback from deploying the first half of the array (performed in 2012-2013 from several cruises of opportunity) showed that a single operation in the framework of a dedicated action would be more efficient in every way (in scientific, logistic and financial terms).
Thus the Bio-Argo-Med cruise is has two main aims: 1) assessment of seasonal and interannual cycles of biogeochemical dynamics in the basin, particularly by maintaining the Mediterranean Bio-Argo array; 2) drawing up protocols (quality control, deployment, pre- and post-calibration of instruments) for the future global Bio-Argo array.
current meters
current profilers
CTD
thermosalinographs
discrete water samplers
D'ORTENZIO FABRIZIO -  Villefranche Sea Institute

Summary of Measurements and Samples

PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A 14 B02 stations Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) 12.05.2015
PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A 14 H21 stations Oxygen 12.05.2015
A H24 Nitrate 12.05.2015
PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A D05 Surface drifters/drifting buoys 12.05.2015
A 14 D71 stations Current profiler (eg ADCP) Données L_ADCP sur la CTD 12.05.2015
A H09 Water bottle stations 12.05.2015
A 14 H10 stations CTD stations 12.05.2015
A H71 Surface measurements underway (T,S) 12.05.2015