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In April 2008 the ANIMATE network Observatories became part of the EuroSITES European Ocean Observatory Network.
Data shown here and subsequent data are available through the EuroSITES website www.eurosites.info
The ANIMATE site will not be updated further.

- 2008 Deployment
     

 

8th September 2008 The CIS mooring in the central Irminger Sea (east off Greenland) has been successfully redeployed by the team of the IFM-GEOMAR onboard the French research ship NO Thalassa. Luckily the full gale (Force 10 on the Beaufort scale) winds that hit Thalassa on Saturday and Sunday, and originated from a Greenland Tip Jet event, calmed down to a fresh breeze (Force 5). Despite the large swell the recovery took place in the morning of the 8.9.2008. This mooring has been in the water for 427 days. A few hours after recovery the new deployment took place, without problems, and even the sun came out for a few hours. The next recovery is scheduled in May 2009.
First real-time data messages from the SAMI-pCO2 sensor, the wetlabs Fluorometer and 12 MicroCats T/C/p recorder have been received in Kiel and soon will be implemented in the EuroSITES data repository.
This is the first deployment of an Aanderaa Optode oxygen sensor as part of the joint biogeochemical/physical sensor package and in addition it is the first implementation of this sensor in the real time data telemetry - a deliverable for EuroSITES.
Currently the readout of the data from the recovered instruments (13 Microcats - one instrument from 1400m depth was lost during recovery, 2 ADCP, 1 NAS nutrient analyzer, 1 SAMI pCO2 sensor, 1 wetlabs FLNTUSB fluorescence/turbidity sensor) is taking place place.



 

 
1st Deployment   September 2002
2nd Deployment   August 2003
3rd Deployment   May 2004
4th Deployment   September 2004
5th Deployment   September 2005
6th Deployment   September 2006
7th Deployment   July 2007
Current Deployment   September 2008

Temperature

Graph of Temperatures at various depths

Salinity

Graph of Salinity at various depths

Sigma-t

Graph of Sigma-t at various depths

Temperature

Temperature plotted against depth

Salinity

Salinity plotted against depth

Sigma-t

Sigma-t plotted against depth

Fluorescence

Graph of Fluorescence

Fluorescence

Graph of Fluorescence

Carbon Dioxide

Graph of Partial pressure of Carbon Dioxide

Oxygen

Graph of Oxygen concentration

Oxygen

Graph of Oxygen concentration

Pressure

Graph of pressures from various microcats

Position

Position of mooring

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