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Data set name

Marine Environment Real-time Observation System - MEROS

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period2001
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Liverpool Bay, Southern North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Raw fluorometer output; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Wave height and period statistics; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

Instruments

Wave recorders; fluorometers; current meters; CTD; nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

The aim is to create networks of systems able to readily and rapidly collect, store and exchange environmental data and provide timely public access by end-users attempting to understand and model ecosystem behaviour. In collaboration with private sector partners Cefas has developed a new generation of Smart Mooring Systems. These systems take high-frequency measurements of marine environmental data over extended periods of time. These data provide improved understanding of the physical and biogeochemical processes operating in the marine environment. Currently 3 moorings exist: 1 in Liverpool Bay as part of the Liverpool Coastal Observatory 2 in southern North Sea 'Gabbard'

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://map.cefasdirect.co.uk/smartbuoyweb/Advanced.asp
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029101
Global identifier484
Last revised2009-05-22