Meteoceanographic site S1-GB

Infrastructure
(short name)

CNR ISMAR Observing System
(ISMAR OS)

Installation
(short name)

Meteoceanographic site S1-GB
(S1-GB)

Location

North Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea

Coordinates/Routes

44.7384°N - 12.4526°E

Bottom depth

21.3 m

Legal name of organisation

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Country

Italy

Contact

Mariangela Ravaioli, Francesco Riminucci

CNR-ISMAR
Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Tel: +39 0516398905

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S1-GB is located offshore the Po river delta, in a key monitoring point for studying the interactions between the Northern Adriatic and the Po River, experiencing a broad range of oceanographic conditions. The station is made up by an elastic beacon, it consists of an aerial platform at 6.5 m asl, a steel pipe structure, a submerged float and an elastic joint for mooring to the sinker. The system has logging and NRT transmission devices, power systems with continuous voltage 12 and 24 VDC, meteorological station and double winch (connected to the submersed mooring) accommodating oceanographic instrumentation at different water levels (among them CTD probes, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, turbidity and CDOM sensors, ADCP). Additional measurements are routinely collected in the site with periodic sampling concerning biology, chemistry, oceanography.

Web site address: http://s1.bo.ismar.cnr.it/perl/s1_home.pl

Instrument Measured Parameter(s) Elevation / Depth Sampling Frequency of data recovery
Meteo station AIRMAR PB200 Wind speed, direction and gust Air temperature Atmospheric pressure Humidity + 9 m 30 min 60 min
CTD SBE37 Sea Temperature, Conductivity/Salinity and Pressure - 1.5, -18 m 30 min 60 min
SBE 63 Dissolved oxygen - 1.5, -18 m 30 min 60 min
WetLabs Ecotriplet Sea Water Turbidity, Fluorescence and CDOM - 1.5 m 30 min 60 min
Aanderaa DCS-4100 Current speed and direction - 1.5 m 30 min 60 min

  • Remote: the measuring system is implemented by the operator of the installation and the presence of the user group is not required,
  • Partially remote: the presence of the user group is required at some stage e.g. installing and un-installing user’s equipment.

A user or a user group shall be given access to the infrastructure for specific experiments, tests of sensors and in-situ validation, or to collect additional data to the ones already acquired by the operator.

Unit of access(UA): 4-months.

Quantity of access available to JERICO NEXT users: 1 UA=4 months.

Users can apply for access duration of 4 months only.

Access duration corresponds to the period of installing, operating and un-installing a measuring system by the users (partially remote access) or in his/her behalf by the access provider (remote access).

S1-GB will provide the user group with RT/NR data.

The user will have access to the installation by boat or research vessel, this service will be arranged by the operator.

Support teams are established to assist the user group, helping during installing/uninstalling operations of their equipment.

Researchers must provide an insurance statement to reach the S1-GB site. Operation on the elastic beacon is allowed only to the personnel of CNR-ISMAR.