JERICO-RI: progress for hydrography and transport products in Europe

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JERICO-NEXT poster presentation at the 4th Blue Planet Symposium, 4-6 July 2018, Toulouse, France.

Abstract

Puillat I.* (LOPS-Ifremer, FR); Rubio A. (AZTI, SP); Vitorino J. (IH, PT); Pairaud I. (Ifremer, FR); Davila X., Basurko O.C. & Caballero A. (AZTI, SP); Mourre B. (SOCIB, SP); Quentin C. (MIO, FR) and JERICO-NEXT partners.

JERICO-RI, the Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories integrates several observing platform types i.e. fixed buoys, piles, moorings, drifters, Ferrybox, gliders, HF radars, coastal cable observatories and the associated technologies dedicated to the observation and monitoring of the European coastal waters. This observing system of systems, is designed to provide high-quality data that are supporting knowledge development on the complex and often coupled physical, chemical and biological processes characterizing the coastal waters of European coastal seas. The RI is to serve both the implementation of European marine policies and the elucidation of contemporary and future key scientific questions. It therefore includes observations of the physical, chemical and biological compartments and aims at a better integration of marine biology with physical and chemical oceanology.

The objective of our 3 posters series is to present the RI and some results and prototype products after deployments at sea and numerical simulations led in the JERICO-NEXT H2020 project. In this poster we will focus on hydrography and transport results after deployment and/or simulations in the SW Bay of Biscay, the Nazare Canyon and in the NW Mediterranean Sea. We will show some of the results after joint analyses with data acquired in situ and related to suspended matter and plastics, as well as HF radar data to study the transports associated to the slope current and mesoscale eddies in the study areas.

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