Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas
COSYNA Stationary FerryBox system
Cuxhaven, German Bight, North Sea
53.87°N - 8.7°E
Legal name of organisation
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG)
COSYNA (Coastal Observation System for Northern and Arctic Seas) is an operational coastal monitoring, forecasting and information system for the North Sea composed by fixed platforms, FerryBoxes, gliders and HF-radar systems. It is being developed by institutes of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) and collaborating institutions and is operated by the HZG Research Centre. The infrastructure represents an investment of 9 M €. It was build up since 2007 and is fully operational since 2012.
COSYNA_SFB is a Stationary FerryBox system, including self-cleaning features, installed in a container at the mouth of the Elbe River equipped with sensors T, C/S, turbidity, DO, pH, chlorophyll-a-fluorescence, CDOM fluorescence, nutrients (NOx, NO2, PO4, SiO2) and a cooled water sampler.
Web site address: http://www.cosyna.de
|Instrument||Measured Parameter(s)||Elevation / Depth||Sampling||Frequency of data recovery|
|Alkalinity (temporarily)||Total alkalinity||Surface (~5 m)||10 min||Real-time|
|Nutrient Analyser||NO2, NOx, NH4, o-PO4, SiO2||Surface (~5 m)||10 min||Real-time|
|Turbimeter||Turbidity (FTU)||Surface (~5 m)||10 min||Real-time|
|pH sensor||pH||Surface (~5 m)||10 min||Real-time|
|Aanderaa Optode||Dissolved oxygen||Surface (~5 m)||10 min||Real-time|
|Fluorometer||Chlorophyll-a fluorescence||Surface (~5 m)||10 min||Real-time|
|Salinometer||Temperature, conductivity, salinity||Surface (~5 m)||10 min||Real-time|
– In person/hands-on: the presence of the user group is required/recommended during the whole operation,
– Partially remote: the presence of the user group is required at some stage e.g. installing and un-installing user’s equipment.
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 (partially remote access) or in his/her behalf by the access provider (remote access).
All data from the COSYNA fixed station are delivered in real time to the COSYNA data server open to the public via free internet connection. Furthermore data are delivered in near-real-time to the NOOS portal, including data quality flags. The system have a remote access via mobile phone (in the harbour) and partly via satellite.
A support team of technicians and scientists of HZG will prepare the instrumentation; service the instrumented container; support operations at sea; support in processing the data.
To be verified with the facility provider.