Coriolis, a French project for operational oceanography
|Author(s)||Pouliquen Sylvie1, Carval Thierry1, Petit De La Villeon Loic1, Gourmelen Loic2, Gouriou Yves3|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Ifremer, Brest, France
2 : Shom, Brest, France
3 : IRD, Brest, France
|Meeting||EGU Meeting, Vienna, 25-29 April, 2005|
|Keyword(s)||In-Situ, Operational Oceanography, Argo, Data Exchange, Mersea|
|Abstract||The seven French agencies concerned by ocean research are developing together a strong capability in operational oceanography based on a triad including satellite altimetry (JASON), numerical modelling with assimilation (MERCATOR), and in-situ data (CORIOLIS).
The CORIOLIS project aims to build a pre-operational structure to collect, validate and distribute ocean data (temperature/salinity profiles and currents) to the scientific community and modellers.
The four goals of CORIOLIS are:
• To build up a data management centre, part of the ARGO network for the GODAE experiment, able to provide quality-controlled data in real time and delay modes;
• To contribute to ARGO floats deployment mainly in the Atlantic with about 300 floats during the 2001-2005 period;
• To develop and improve the technology of the profiling Provor floats as a contribution to Argo;
• To integrate into CORIOLIS other data presently collected at sea by French agencies from surface drifting buoys, PIRATA deep sea moorings, oceanographic research vessels (XBT, thermosalinograph and ADCP transmitted on a daily basis).
By the end of 2005, recommendations will be done to transform the CORIOLIS activity into a permanent, routine contribution to ocean measurement, in accordance with international plans that will follow the ARGO/GODAE experiment.