VI - European multidisciplinary seafloor observatory (EMSO)

The vision of EMSO is to allow scientists all over the world to access observatories data following an open access model. EMSO will deliver multiparametric, long-term (years) time series addressing the seabed and the water column. EMSO observatories will be equipped with a common set of sensors for basic measurements and further sensors for specific purposes defined by the users. A non-exhaustive list of measurements and sensors that can be performed with seafloor observatories is: seismic ground motion, Gravity, Magnetism, Geodesy and seafloor deformation, Fluid related processes monitoring, Chemical and Aqueous Transport (CAT), Pore pressure, Gas hydrate monitoring, Dissolved Fe, Mn and sulfide species, Acoustic tomography, CTD equipment for hydrothermal vents, Methane, Carbon dioxide, Heat Flow, Nutrient analyzers, pH, Eh and alkalinity, hydrocarbon fluorescence, In situ Mass spectrometer, Particle flux trap, Image based particle flux, Pigment fluorescence, Deep biosphere sensors, Time-Lapse Cameras, Holographic imaging, Videos, Passive and active acoustics, Zooplankton sampling, In situ sample processors with molecular/genetic probes, In situ respiration,

The ESONET-NoE project, funded by the European Union within the Framework Programme 6 (FP6) is providing a demonstration of the data service potential of EMSO research infrastructure. A data portal has been set up by the ESONET project and can be accessed at the following Url:

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