Fixed-Point Open Ocean Observatories, a European FP7 Infrastructure Project, started in September 2013
  The EuroSITES team have joined the 23 sites and 29 partners of FixO3
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Data Overview

EuroSITES continues the stewardship of data collected in projects ANIMATE and MERSEA and now includes 9 observatories.

Data Policy
The EuroSITES data policy is central to the harmonisation of observation effort and is available here.

Real-Time Data

The latest data received from the ANTARES site was recorded on Monday, 10-Oct-2011 23:58:01 utc

The CIS surface buoy broke free on Thursday, 27-March-2014 utc

The latest data available from the E1-M3A site was recorded on Thursday, 03-Nov-2011 21:00:00 utc  

The PAP mooring moved off station on Friday, 20-Dec-2013 03:00 utc  

Station M is transmitting data in real-time which can be viewed HERE.

The latest data available from the W1-M3A site was recorded on Wednesday, 19-Oct-2011 12:00:00 utc

Data Access

EuroSITES is a network of observatories so click on the "Research Sites" button in the left-hand navigation to view details of a particular site. To access data, click on the "Data" button and select the site of interest or go directly to the OceanSITES ftp site at

The following table summarises the current data status of the EuroSITES observatories. It is updated as data are processed.

Click HERE to move to the Data Inventory Sheets describing some of the moorings in more detail.

Data Status table

The following lists allow access to the Data Inventory Sheets (DIS) describing the EuroSITES moorings as the information becomes available. These are working documents and will reflect changes over time in circumstances and processing.

The following table allows access to the Data Inventory Sheets (DIS) describing the ANIMATE moorings

Deployment CIS ESTOC PAP
1 Aug-2002 to Jul-2003 Apr-2002 to Dec-2002 Oct-2002 to Jun-2003
2 Aug-2003 to May-2004 Apr-2003 to Nov-2003 Jul-2003 to Nov-2003
3 May-2004 to Sep-2004 Nov-2003 to Apr-2004 Nov-2003 to Jun-2004
4 Sep-2004 to Sep-2005 Apr-2004 to Dec-2004 Jun-2004 to Jul-2005
5 Sep-2005 to Aug-2006 Dec-2004 to Apr 2005 July-2005 to Jun-2006
6 Aug-2006 to Jul-2007 Apr-2005 to Nov-2005 Aug-2006 to Jun-2007
7 Jul-2007 to Sep-2008 Nov-2005 to Mar-2006 Jul-2007 to Aug-2008
8 Mar-2006 to Nov-2006
9 Nov-2006 to 31-Mar-2007
10 Apr-2007 to May-2007
11 Nov-2007 to 31-Mar-2008
12 Dec-2008 to current


If you use EuroSITES data in publications please acknowledge the EuroSITES Project . Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of publications utilizing these data for inclusion in the EuroSITES bibliography. These publications should be sent to:
  EuroSITES Data Manager
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Waterfront Campus, European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH


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EuroSITES is a FP7 Collaborative Project coordinated by the
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

Call FP7-ENV-2007-1, grant agreement N 202955
Sub-Activity 6.4.1. Earth Observation; Monitoring the ocean interior, seafloor, and subseafloor

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