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BE-FOS-Thornton Buoy

Moored surface buoy that serves both ERICs ICOS and LifeWatch. The buoy is equipped with sensors for pCO2, dissolved oxygen, temperature, salinity, fluorescence (chl-a), turbidity, passive acoustic receiver. Sensors are deployed approx 1m below sea surface. Station is visited on a monthly basis in order to collect samples for validation/calibration of sensors and maintain/replace equipment. Station has a secure and stable communication with VLIZ servers for NRT data transmission and overall interactive communication with in situ equipment

Current staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date
Andre Cattrijsse Principal Investigator
Thanos Gkritzalis Principal Investigator
Hannelore Theetaert Principal Investigator


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