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MAREL Carnot: MAREL Carnot data and metadata from Coriolis Data Centre (English Channel, since 2004)
Lefebvre Alain (2015). MAREL Carnot data and metadata from Coriolis Data Centre. SEANOE.

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The MAREL (Mesures Automatisées en Réseau pour l’Environnement Littoral) Carnot system developed and implemented by Ifremer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the sea) in 2004 is a moored buoy equipped with physico-chemical and biological measuring devices working in continuous and autonomous conditions. The system is located in the Boulogne-sur-Mer harbor (eastern English Channel) influenced both by marine coastal and fresh waters. The measuring station is equipped with high performance systems for seawater analysis and near real time data transmission. more

These system record with a high frequency resolution (20 minutes), the following parameters: estimated sea level, gust wind speed, wind from direction relative true north, horizontal wind speed, relative humidity, light irradiance surface PAR, sea temperature, practical salinity, ph, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, turbidity. For nitrate + nitrite, phosphate, silicate parameters the sampling frequency is set to 12 hours.

Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Meteorology > (Near) surface based meteorology, Physical > Hydrography (e.g. T,S)
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, moored surface buoy, ANE, France, English Channel

Geographical coverage
ANE, France, English Channel

Temporal coverage
From 2004 on [In Progress]

Phytoplankton biomass

Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
JERICO-NEXT: Joint Research Activity Project 1: Phytoplankton Biodiversity, more

Based on this dataset
Rousseeuw, K. et al. (2015). Hybrid hidden Markov model for marine environment monitoring. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observ. Remote Sens. 8(1): 204-213., more
Describing this dataset
Lefebvre, A.; Schmitt, F. (2016). Introduction, in: Schmitt, F. et al. (Ed.) Mesures à haute résolution dans l'environnement marin côtier. pp. 11-13, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-11-10
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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