Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Téthys II
Ship owner CNRS until 2019 - IFREMER since 2020
Dates 13/08/2014 - 10/09/2014
Chief scientist(s) MORTIER Laurent , AIT AMEUR Nadira , TAILLANDIER Vincent ORCID


Institut Pierre Simon Laplace

Boîte 100

4 place Jussieu

75005 Paris

+33 (1) 44 27 32 48

DOI 10.17600/14007500
Objective The main objective is to begin a time series in the Algerian basin, like that of the MOOSE programme in the North Mediterranean basin, for the vital oceanic variables of profiles (CTD, oxygen, fluorescence, turbidity, currents) and spot samples (nutrients, inorganic carbon, pigments) over an array of surface-bottom stations. This long-term information will be essential for all of the scientific projects and models developed in the framework of MERMEX or other national and international programmes.



Harid Romaissa, Demarcq Herve, Keraghel Mehdia-Asma, Ait-Kaci Malik, Zerrouki Mohamed, Bachari Nour-El-Islam, Houma Fouzia (2022). Spatio-temporal variability of a chlorophyll-a based biomass index and influence of coastal sources of enrichment in the Algerian Basin. Continental Shelf Research, 232, 104629 (15p.).

Mallil Katia, Testor Pierre, Bosse Anthony, Margirier Félix, Houpert Loic, Le Goff Hervé, Mortier Laurent, Louanchi Ferial The Levantine Intermediate Water in the western Mediterranean and its interactions with the Algerian Gyres: insights from 60 years of observation. Ocean Science IN PRESS. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Keraghel Mehdia Asma, Louanchi Ferial, Zerrouki Mohamed, Kaci Malik Ait, Aït-Ameur Nadira, Labaste Matthieu, Legoff Hervé, Taillandier Vincent, Harid Romaissa, Mortier Laurent (2020). Carbonate system properties and anthropogenic carbon inventory in the Algerian Basin during SOMBA cruise (2014): Acidification estimate. Marine Chemistry, 221, 103783 (16p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

D’ortenzio Fabrizio, Taillandier Vincent, Claustre Hervé, Prieur Louis Marie, Leymarie Edouard, Mignot Alexandre, Poteau Antoine, Penkerc’h Christophe, Schmechtig Catherine Marie (2020). Biogeochemical Argo: The Test Case of the NAOS Mediterranean Array. Frontiers In Marine Science, 7(120), 16p. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :