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Data from the SMILE buoy in the Bay of Seine
Research Unit BOREA, University of Caen Normandie (2018). Data from the SMILE buoy in the Bay of Seine

An instrumented buoy called SMILE was installed in the bay of Seine (English Channel - France) in June 2016. This project is conducted by the University of Caen (CREC – UMR CNRS BOREA) and IFREMER. Beside traditional high-frequency measurements performed in oceanography, a Fast Rate Fluorometer Act2 Chelsea Instrument, which allows estimating primary production of phytoplankton, was installed on the buoy. more

Several technical issues had to be solved to allow such type of measurements from a buoy. The energy supply was the most challenging. Some parameters are collected every 20 minutes (tempertaure, salinity, dissolved O2, turbidity, fluorescence, PAR) and others every two hours (P/E curves by using Fast Rate Fluorometer Act2 Chelsea Instrument). All data except photosynthetic parameters are available on line on Coriolis web site:

Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Meteorology > (Near) surface based meteorology, Physical > Hydrography (e.g. T,S) - near surface only, Physical > Optical measurements
Marine/Coastal, Environmental conditions, ANE, France, Seine Bay

Geographical coverage
ANE, France, Seine Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2016 - 2017

Université de Caen; Centre de recherches en environnement côtier - station marine de l'université de Caen-Basse Normandie (CREC), moredata creator

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

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-02-06
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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