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Poseidon Pylos

Latitude and Longitude: 36.8N, 21.6E
Depth: 1670m
Oceanographic Region: Ionian Sea/Pylos, Mediterranean
 

History of the Site:


Operated since February 2007. Atmospheric and ocean datasets since 2007. Bottom platform added in 2008.
 

Parameters measured:

Atmospheric:

Parameter Depth (m) Sensor Frequency
Wind speed/dir surface buoy Young 04106-19, JR MA 3hrs
Air pressure surfsace buoy Vaisala PTB 220A 3hrs
Wave height surface buoy Fugro OCEANOR Wavesense 3hrs
Air temperature surface buoy Omega 3hrs

Ocean:

Parameter Depth (m) Sensor Frequency

Temperature

Surface, 20,50,75,100,250,400,500m

Aanderaa 3919A/Seabird 16plus-IMP C-T/Seabird 37 IM C-T 3hrs
Salinity Surface, 20,50,75,100,250,400,500m Aanderaa 3919A/Seabird 16plus-IMP C-T/Seabird 37 IM C-T 3hrs
Currents 1m Nortek Aquadopp 3hrs
Pressure 250m Seabird 37 IM C-T 3hrs

Seafloor: 1670m

A bottom platform was added through the EuroSITES programme in 2008 with Termperature and Salinity datasets since 2008 and Oxygen time-series since 2009.

Parameter Depth (m) Sensor Frequency
Tsunami Bottom Platform Temperature 1670m Seabird 16plus-IMP C-T 3hrs
Tsunami Bottom Platform Pressure 1670m Seabird 16plus-IMP C-T 3hrs
Tsunami Bottom Platform Diss. Oxygen 1670m Aanderaa Optode 3hrs
 
 

Enhancement/Modifications planned within EuroSITES:


Enhancement: CT sensors at depths > 100m. Dissolved oxygen to bottom platform.
 

Contacts:


Principal Investigator: Dr. Kostas Nittis and Dr. Vasilis Lykousis HCMR, Athens, Greece
 

Links to related websites:

Data: http://www.poseidon.hcmr.gr/eurosites/pylos_data.php

Related EuroSITES (Poseidon E1-M3A) observatory in the Aegean: http://www.poseidon.hcmr.gr/eurosites/E1M3A_data.php

 


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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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