SPECIMED 2012 - MVP1

Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Téthys II
Ship owner CNRS
Dates 09/02/2012 (La Seyne-sur-Mer) - 15/02/2012 (La Seyne-sur-Mer)
Chief scientist(s) CARLOTTI François

INSTITUT MEDITERANNEEN D'OCEANOLOGIE - LUMINY (MIO) - UMR 7294 / 235 / 110

M.I.O. Institut Méditerranéen d'Océanologie

OCEANOMED

163, Avenue de Luminy

13288 MARSEILLE CEDEX 9

+33(0)4 91 82 92 12

http://www.mio.univ-amu.fr/

DOI 10.17600/12450010
Objective The SPECIMED-MVP cruises' scientific objective is to map in 4 seasons physical, chemical and biological parameters using a Moving Vessel Profiler 200 (MVP) and its sensors (LOPC, CTD, fluorimeter) along strategic legs in the Gulf of Lion, the North Current and the Central gyre. The proposed strategy relies on implementing quasi-synoptic observations of biogeochemical variables which are representative of distributions of phyto- and zooplankton, and 3D numerical models on the scale of the study area to enable spatialized interpretation of the observations. 4 sea outings planned over the year: 9-15 January, 27 May-2 June (12450100), 21-28 August (12450110), 4-10 December (cancelled).