BE-FOS-Thornton Buoy

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2018-11-30
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

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Location

51.57989, 2.993217
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