PIRATA

Type Set of cruises
Chief scientist(s) BOURLES Bernard
Project manager BOURLES Bernard
DOI 10.18142/14
Objective

The PIRATA project is a joint effort between Brazil, France and the United States to collect oceanic and meteorological observations in the tropical Atlantic. The experimental program PIRATA (initially « Pilot Research moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic » and named « Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic » from 2008) has been implemented in 1997 in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean (Servain et al. 1998). It has been launched in the framework of the international program CLIVAR (CLImatic VARiability and predictability) and implies scientific teams from three countries: France (IRD, in charge of coordination and oceanic cruises, Météo France, with contributions by IFREMER and CNRS/INSU), Brazil (DHN and INPE) and USA (NOAA/PMEL). Financial supports for the program are from the IRD, Météo France, and Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées/Université Paul Sabatier.

Published data

Bourlès Bernard, Herbert Gaëlle, Rousselot Pierre, Grelet Jacques (2018). French PIRATA cruises: S-ADCP data. https://doi.org/10.17882/44635


Bourlès Bernard, Rousselot Pierre, Grelet Jacques, Roubaud Fabrice, Bachelier Celine, Chuchla Remy, Gouriou Yves (2018). French PIRATA cruises: CTD-O2 data. https://doi.org/10.17882/51534


Bourlès Bernard, Habasque Jérémie, Rousselot Pierre, Grelet Jacques, Roubaud Fabrice, Bachelier Céline, Gouriou Yves (2018). French PIRATA cruises: MOORING ADCP data. https://doi.org/10.17882/51557