CONTINUOUS AND AUTOMATIC OCEAN OBSERVATIONS ALONG TRANSECTS

USING SHIPS OF OPPORTUNITY (FERRYBOX)

Ships of Opportunity

Currently in operation: 

 

M/S Trollfjord (Hurtigruten):

Bergen - Kirkenes (Norway) 

 

M/S Vesterålen (Hurtigruten):

Bergen - Kirkenes (Norway) 

 

M/S Color Fantasy (Color Line):

Oslo (Norway) - Kiel (Germany) 

 

M/S Norbjørn (Bring AS/Marine Supply):

Tromsø (Norway) - Svalbard

M/S Norröna (Smyril Lines):

Hirtshals (Denmark) - Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)

- Seyðisfjørður (Iceland)

To be upgraded during the project

New regions that will be added during the project:


Lofoten Islands, 
Norwegian Sea
Arctic Ocean

SENSORS AND PARAMETERS

"Core" parameters:

Temperature

Salinity

Dissolved oxygen

Chl-a fluorescence

Turbidity

Advanced parameters:

CDOM fluorescence

pCO2

pH 

PAH fluorescence

Upwelling and downwelling radiance 

Downwelling irradiance 

short- and long-wave radiation,

Air temperature

Humidity

Atmospheric pressure

Wind speed and direction

Sensors to be added during the project:

Phytoplankton pigment absorption sensor (integrating sphere),

Dissolved nutrient analyzes (NH4, PO4, NO3, SiO2)

Additional carbonate system sensors, greenhouse gas sensors (CH4, CO2),

Pocket FerryBox for ad hoc deployments,

Flow cytometry and imaging camera

Fast repetition rate and pulse-amplitude fluorometers (FRRF/PAM)

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