Norwegian Ferrybox systems
N Atlantic and Barents Sea
From Bergen: 60.39°N; 5.32°E To Kirkenes: 69.74°N; 30.05°E
Legal name of organisation
Norwegian Institute For Water Research (NIVA)
The NorFerry infrastructure started back in 2001 and covers a network of 5 Ferrybox-systems in the Baltic, North Sea, Atlantic Sea and Arctic areas. Two of them are offered to TNA.
TF is installed on a coastal steamer. The system has the core sensor with thermosalinograph, inlet temperature sensor, oxygen, Chl-a fluorescence, cDOM fluorescence, turbidity and system for water sampling. It has spectrophotometric pH and a membrane based solid state detector pCO2 system, and radiometers for marine reflectance of the sea surface.
Data are transferred daily via internet communication to a NIVA database as part of the CMEMS. The infrastructure is used for physical, pelagic biodiversity, chemical (contaminants) and biogeochemical (marine acidification) studies.
|Instrument||Measured Parameter(s)||Elevation / Depth||Sampling||Frequency of data recovery|
|Thermosalinograph||Temperature and salinity||4 m||1 minute||Daily|
|Inlet temperature sensor||Temperature||4 m||1 minute||Daily|
|Optode||Oxygen||4 m||1 minute||Daily|
|Optical sensor packages||Chl-a fluor., cDOM-fluor.||4 m||1 minute||Daily|
|Particles||Turbidity||4 m||1 minute||Daily|
|pH-sensor||pH||4 m||5 minute||Daily|
|pCO2-sensor||pCO2||4 m||1 minute||Daily|
|Light sensors||Radiance and irradiance||30 m above surface||30 second||Daily|
|Water sampler||Water samples||4 m||On demand|
- Remote: the measuring system is implemented by the operator of the installation and the presence of the user group is not required,
- In person/hands-on: the presence of the user group is required/recommended during the whole operation period.
Unit of access (UA): day.
Quantity of access available for the 3rd Call: 120 UA=120 days.
Users can apply for a maximum access duration of 120 days (120 UA).
Access duration corresponds to the period of installing, operating and un-installing a measuring system by the users (In person/hands-on access) or in his/her behalf by the access provider (remote access). A typical access duration can be from a few days between some of the 35 harbours along the route or the 5 (one way) or 11 days (return trip) along the Norwegian coast.
Visits onboard must be followed by a NIVA person.