Coriolis, a French project for operational oceanography

Type Proceedings paper
Date 2005
Language English
Author(s) Pouliquen SylvieORCID1, Carval ThierryORCID1, Petit De La Villeon LoicORCID1, 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.
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Pouliquen Sylvie, Carval Thierry, Petit De La Villeon Loic, Gourmelen Loic, Gouriou Yves (2005). Coriolis, a French project for operational oceanography. EGU Meeting, Vienna, 25-29 April, 2005.