The FUMSECK technology cruise aboard Thetys II has just been completed.
It took place from 30/04/2019 to 07/05/2019, in the Mediterranean in the Gulf of Genoa.
The FUMSECK (Facilities for Updating the Mediterranean Submesoscale - Ecosystem Coupling Knowledge) cruise aimed at performing technological tests of several instruments exploited for the study of the (sub)meso-scale processes and dynamics (from 0.1 to 100 km for a lifetime from several days to several weeks).
This work is part of the project BioSWOT funded by the CNES (PI F.d’Ovidio, LOCEAN-IPSL, co-PIs A.M.Doglioli and G.Grégori, MIO), that aims at paving the way to the scientific exploitation of the future satellite SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) observations beyond physical oceanography, focusing in particular on current biophysical questions.
FUMSECK : Facilities for Updating the Mediterranean Submesoscale -Ecosystem Coupling Knowledge. Head of mission: S. Barrillon, MIO.