PREVIMER: A contribution to in situ coastal observing systems

Type Article
Date 2014-04
Language English
Author(s) Charria GuillaumeORCID1, Repecaud Michel2, Quemener Loic2, Menesguen Alain3, Rimmelin-Maury Peggy4, L'Helguen Stephane5, Beaumont Laurence6, Jolivet Aurelie5, Morin Pascal7, Mace E7, Lazure Pascal1, Le Gendre RomainORCID8, Jacqueline Franck8, Verney Romaric1, Marie Louis9, Jegou Paul9, Le Reste Serge10, Andre Xavier10, Dutreuil Vincent10, Regnault Jean-Pierre2, Jestin Herve1, Lintanf Herve10, Pichavant Pascal10, Retho Michael11, Allenou Jean-Pierre11, Stanisiere Jean-Yves11, Bonnat Armel12, Nonnotte Lidwine13, Duros Wenceslas13, Tarot Stephane12, Carval ThierryORCID14, Le Hir Pierre1, Dumas Franck1, Vandermeirsch Frederic1, Lecornu Fabrice1
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, ODE/DYNECO/PHYSED, Plouzané, France
2 : IFREMER, REM/RDT/LDCM, Plouzané, France
4 : IUEM-UBO, UMS CNRS 3113, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, Plouzané, France
5 : IUEM-UBO, UMR CNRS 6539, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, Plouzané, France
6 : CNRS/INSU, Division Technique, Meudon, France
7 : CNRS-UPMC, UMR CNRS 7144, Roscoff, France
8 : IFREMER, ODE/LITTORAL/LERN, Port-en-Bessin, France
9 : IFREMER, ODE/LPO, Plouzané, France
10 : IFREMER, REM/RDT/SI2M, Plouzané, France
11 : IFREMER, ODE/LITTORAL/LERMPL, La Trinité sur Mer, France
12 : IFREMER, IMN/IDM/SISMER, Plouzané, France
13 : ALTRAN, Brest, France
14 : IFREMER, IMN/IDM/ISI, Plouzané, France
Source Mercator Ocean - Quaterly Newsletter, 2014-04 , Vol. 49 , P. 9-20
Abstract To design a prototype for an Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), at least three components are mandatory: a modeling platform, an in situ observing system and a structure to collect and to disseminate the information (e.g. database, website). The PREVIMER project followed this approach and in order to sustain model applications, PREVIMER has developed, funded and organized part of in situ observing networks in the Bay of Biscay and the Channel. For a comprehensive system, focus was addressed on fi xed platforms (MAREL MOLIT, MAREL Iroise, Island network and D4 for sediment dynamics), ships of opportunity (RECOPESCA program and FerryBoxes), and coastal profi lers (ARVOR-C/Cm).
Each system is briefl y described and examples of scientifi c results obtained with corresponding data are highlighted to show how these systems contribute to solve scientifi c multidisciplinary issues from the coastal ocean dynamics to the biodiversity including pelagic and benthic habitats.
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Charria Guillaume, Repecaud Michel, Quemener Loic, Menesguen Alain, Rimmelin-Maury Peggy, L'Helguen Stephane, Beaumont Laurence, Jolivet Aurelie, Morin Pascal, Mace E, Lazure Pascal, Le Gendre Romain, Jacqueline Franck, Verney Romaric, Marie Louis, Jegou Paul, Le Reste Serge, Andre Xavier, Dutreuil Vincent, Regnault Jean-Pierre, Jestin Herve, Lintanf Herve, Pichavant Pascal, Retho Michael, Allenou Jean-Pierre, Stanisiere Jean-Yves, Bonnat Armel, Nonnotte Lidwine, Duros Wenceslas, Tarot Stephane, Carval Thierry, Le Hir Pierre, Dumas Franck, Vandermeirsch Frederic, Lecornu Fabrice (2014). PREVIMER: A contribution to in situ coastal observing systems. Mercator Ocean - Quaterly Newsletter, 49, 9-20. Open Access version :