Le Havre - Seine Estuary mouth, France
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INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
The SCENES buoy was developed and implemented by Ifremer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the sea) in 2017. It consist in a moored buoy and a benthic station equipped with hydrodynamics, physico-chemical and biological sensors working in continuous and autonomous conditions. The system is located in the Seine Estuary mouth (eastern English Channel) influenced both by marine coastal and fresh waters. The measuring station provide near real time data transmission (for the surface data). This system records with a high frequency resolution (15 minutes), the following parameters at the surface: estimated sea level, wind from direction relative true north, horizontal wind speed, relative humidity, sea temperature, practical salinity, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, turbidity. The benthic station records sea level, practical salinity, fluorescence and turbidity every 30 minutes. An ADCP provide a current velocity profile (every 30 minutes) and wave parameters (every hour).
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Services currently offered: Ifremer is leading 4 field surveys per year at
the station, permitting sensor deployment and maintenance, but also cross calibration vertical profiles from the
research vessel (CTD+Turbidity+LISST (PSD), SPM concentration, OM content, chla concentration). Scientists would be invited to participate to these cruises to test and deploy their sensors both from the RV or from the buoy.
A support team formed by at least one technician, one engineer and one head scientist will assist the user group, taking also care of installing/uninstalling operations. The user will have access to the infrastructure by boat, this service will be arranged by the operator.
The users will also have access to environmental data and EOV collected by the station, together with the possibility to participate to oceanographic cruises to cross-calibrate their sensors. The users may also have access to supplementary data (additional monitoring data from the Estuary, satellite ocean color data, numerical model results (hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics)) to optimize data interpretation.