The Coastal EGIM (cEGIM) was deployed by Ifremer on Friday 24th of April on the SMILE site in the JERICO-S3 English Channel Pilot Supersite, off Luc sur Mer and the estuary of the Seine river.
The system will measure synchronously physical, chemical and biological data at high resolution for the upcoming two months in standalone mode, and allow for the collection of training data for the embedded algal bloom detector. This demonstration is part of a deliverable of the JERICO-S3 project, coordinated by Ifremer (France), WP7 Technological Innovation, co-led by PLOCAN (Spain) and CNR (Italy). The demonstration will be supported by scientists from CNRS and Université de Caen.
Before this demonstration, in winter 2023-2023 the cEGIM had been pre-tested off Sainte Anne du Portzic for functional validation. This was an essential step for the success of the demonstration phase currently taking place. The cEGIM configuration in this demonstration responds to the need to monitor plankton dynamics, set as a key scientific challenge by the JERICO-RI community.