CEFAS Infrastructure: SmartBuoy monitoring network

Infrastructure
(short name)

SmartBuoy monitoring network
(SmartBuoy monitoring network)

Installation
(short name)

SmartBuoy monitoring network
(SmartBuoy monitoring network)

Location

UK Waters Location: Warp, West Gabbard

Coordinates/Routes

SmartBuoy locations: Warp: 51.525 N, 1.032E, West Gabbard 51.955N, 2.110 E

Bottom depth

Legal name of organisation

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Country

United Kingdom

Contact

Website:
http://wavenet.cefas.co.uk/Smartbuoy/Map

SmartBuoys are deployed at coastal locations within the UK Marine Eutrophication Monitoring Programme and the Warp and West Gabbard are within the areas covered by the North Sea and Channel supersites. They are used to collect high-frequency timeseries of surface salinity, temperature, turbidity, oxygen saturation, chlorophyll fluorescence and nutrient concentrations. Data are returned to the laboratory in near real time. Water samples are collected and preserved onboard for later analysis of nutrients and phytoplankton species. The SmartBuoys are serviced 4 times a year during which samples are collected by rosette at the sites and on transects between the sites. Users would also be able to access the rosette for sampling.Water samples  are collected and preserved onboard for later analysis of nutrients and phytoplankton species. Parameters: High-frequency NRT series of surface S, T, turbidity, O2 saturation,Chlo fluorescence and nutrient concentrations.

More Information: 

Smartbuoy Infographic V8 (5.6 MiB)

 

 

Website:
http://wavenet.cefas.co.uk/Smartbuoy/Map

Cefas SmartBuoy

Instrument

Parameters

Depth (m)

Sampling frequency

Data availability

Aanderaa CT

Conductivity, temperature, salinity

-1

Burst average of 1Hz for 10 minutes, every 30 minutes

Data telemetry every 2 hours (basic QC)

Full QC data available after recovery every 3 months

Druck PDCR4000

pressure

-1

Burst average of 1Hz for 10 minutes, every 30 minutes

Data telemetry every 2 hours (basic QC)

Full QC data available after recovery every 3 months

Analogue Devices ADXL202

Roll, pitch

-1

Burst average of 1Hz for 10 minutes, every 30 minutes

Data telemetry every 2 hours (basic QC)

Full QC data available after recovery every 3 months

Seapoint SCF

Chlorophyll fluorescence, calibrated to chlorophyll in mg l-1 after recovery

-1

Burst average of 1Hz for 10 minutes, every 30 minutes

Data telemetry every 2 hours (basic QC)

Full QC data available after recovery every 3 months

Seapoint OBS

Turbidity (FTU), calibrated to suspended particulate matter in mg l-1 after recovery

-1

Burst average of 1Hz for 10 minutes, every 30 minutes

Data telemetry every 2 hours (basic QC)

Full QC data available after recovery every 3 months

Aanderaa optode

Oxygen concentration

Oxygen percent saturation

temperature

-1

Burst average of 0.2Hz for 10 minutes, every 30 minutes

Data telemetry every 2 hours (basic QC)

Full QC data available after recovery every 3 months

Licor PAR

Photosynthetically active radiation

0, -1, -2

Burst average of 1Hz for 10 minutes, every 30 minutes

Data telemetry every 2 hours (basic QC)

Full QC data available after recovery every 3 months

Discrete water sampler

Nitrate, silicate, phytoplankton species composition and abundance

-1

Every 4-8 days

Data available after recovery every 3 months

Previous ad hoc sensor trials include pCO2, uv nitrate, settling plates for invasive species, passive samplers

 

 

Website:
http://wavenet.cefas.co.uk/Smartbuoy/Map

Modality of access under this proposal:MoA2. UA:day Modality used to declare access costs

TA-UC Support offered under this proposal: Access to the data, mooring infrastructure to deploy new sensors/instruments and rosette sampling for collecting additional samples.Access to the routine SmartBuoy data.

Services currently offered: Deployment and testing of new instrumentation with many partners including manufacturers and universities, and for deployment of passive samplers within and other research programmes.