This document describes a series of test procedures for SOCIB data quality control in near real time.
As part of the systematic and continuous beach monitoring program at SOCIB, Nortek AWACs (Acoustics Wave And Current) have been deployed along the coasts of the Balearic Islands since 2011 (Tintoré et al., 2013). In particular, at Cala Millor and Son Bou beaches, two AWACs have been installed near-shore at 17 m depth, both being equipped with a temperature sensor, measuring hourly near-bottom water temperatures. This dataset contains the two monitoring site time series from...
This document is a hard copy of the online user's manual of the ONA toolbox (Operational tool for climate chaNge impacts at locAl scales) developed by SOCIB within the framework of the Addenda of the PIMA ADAPTA COSTAS IB.
This document describes the objectives, target end users and functionalities of the Mediterranean Surface Exploration Tool.
The aim of this experiment was to assess the operational HF radar surface current velocities in the Ibiza Channel in a Lagrangian framework, by comparing against surface drifter derived velocities"
This document describes the strategic plan of ICTS SOCIB for the period 2017-2020.
This document describes the implementation plan of ICTS SOCIB.
Continuous hourly coastal ocean surface current maps in the Ibiza Channel measured by High-Frequency Radars (HFR). HFR is nowadays the unique land-based remote sensing technology providing continuous maps of near-real surface currents (0.9 m) over wide areas (out of about 85 km from near shore) with high-spatial (3 km) and temporal resolution (hourly). The operation principle of HFRs for measuring coastal ocean surface currents is based on the Bragg resonant backscatter phenomenon: the HFR CODAR...
The SOCIB Glider (GLF) Canales Endurance Line Data Management Plan (DMP) describes the data management life cycle for the GLF data, collected, processed and/or generated by SOCIB in the framework of its Glider Canales Endurance Line observation program.
This document describes the strategic plan of ICTS SOCIB for the period 2013-2016.
Strategy for an Integrated Ocean Observing System in the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Recommendations for European long term sustained observations in the SES)Joaquín Tintoré, Leonidas Perivoliotis, Emma Heslop, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Alessandro Crise & Laurent Mortier
Deliverable Nr. 3.11: Strategy for an Integrated Ocean Observing System in the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Recommendations for European long term sustained observations in the SES).
Terrestrial AIS (T-AIS) data from the Western Mediterranean (map inset Fig 5a) were collated by the Balearic Islands Coastal and Forecasting System (SOCIB) using a real-time operational system connected to a web-service provided by MarineTraffic (https://www.marinetraffic.com/). The database used in this study contained AIS data from 1st January 2016 until 30th June 2020 at 5 minute intervals (> 545 million AIS messages). In addition to the vessel tracks, the database also included information associated with...
A multi-platform synoptic experiment (ALBOREX) was conducted in 2014 in the eastern Alboran Sea in the frame of EU funded FP7 PERSEUS project. The final goal was to monitor and establish the vertical exchanges associated with mesoscale and sub-mesoscale (e.g fronts, meanders, eddies and filaments) and their contribution to upper-ocean interior exchanges.
Lagrangian experiment in the Ibiza channel during Summer 2016, aiming to validate HF-Radar surface currents (new Antenna Pattern Measurement)
A step-by-step guide to help High-Frequency (HF) radar data providers synchronize their near real-time native data files or standard NetCDF datasets to the European HF radar node and, from there, to other data distribution portals (Copernicus Marine Service, EMODnet-Phys and SeaDataNet)
The SOCIB High Frequency Radar (HFR) Data Management Plan (DMP) describes the data management life cycle for the HFR data, collected, processed and/or generated by SOCIB
CALYPSO (Coherent Lagrangian Pathways from the Surface Ocean to Interior) is an ONR Departmental Research Initiative that addresses the challenge of observing, understanding and predicting the three-dimensional pathways by which water from the surface ocean makes its way into the deeper ocean. Discovering the routes by which trace substances, phytoplankton, and dissolved gases like oxygen, are transported vertically, as they are also carried horizontally by oceanic currents, is the goal of this research. An innovative...
This document is a hard copy of the online user's manual of the Beach Monitoring Viewer App (BEAMON Viewer) developed by SOCIB.
This document describes a free and open toolbox for the automatic visualization of SOCB glider physical and biogeochemical observations and derived dynamic geostrophic transports in the Balearic Channels. This toolbox is available through GitHub and constitutes a Data to Products Thematic Glider Service – D2PTS – from the JERICO-S3 EU funded project.
The project aims at assessing the importance of a new monitoring line across the Algerian Basin between Palma de Mallorca and the Algerian Coast. The Algerian Basin (AB) is located in the south of the Western Mediterranean Sea and is characterized by the presence of fairly fresh surface waters coming from the Atlantic (Atlantic Water- AW) and the more saline waters from the northwestern Mediterranean region interacting at different scales from basin-scale to mesoscale structures....
Lagrangian experiment in the Ibiza channel during Autumn 2018, aiming to use the novel CARTHE GPS drifters (low-cost, compact, practical, eco-friendly and able too track currents centered 40 cm below the surface) to validate HF-Radar (new Antenna Pattern Measurement) and WMOP surface velocities, capture all representative spatio-temporal scales of surface circulation, study dispersion of surface particles, perform HFR data assimilation experiment with WMOP.
La navegación de recreo es uno de los sectores más importantes dentro del entramado de la economía del turismo en las Illes Balears. El número de amarres de las Illes Balears (más de 20.000) representa el 5% del total de los amarres del mar Mediterráneo y el 17% de España. Las embarcaciones de recreo fondean a lo largo de la costa balear pudiendo producir impactos negativos en el ecosistema marino. El análisis espacial de la...
SOCIB Glider Missions - Canales Endurance Line - was initiated in 2011, with in kind collaboration of CSIC (IMEDEA), covering both the Mallorca and Ibiza channel in a semi-continuous operational mode and sampling physical and biogeochemical observations. The Ibiza channel is a well-established biodiversity hotspot and accordingly more intensive monitoring of the Ibiza channel is carried out to capture the mesoscale and submesoscale structures and their relation to the weekly to seasonal and annual/inter-annual variability....
Data produced in the platform Buoy BahiaDePalma. It's compound by: Conductivity and Temperature Recorder, Current profiler, Currentmeter, Multiparameter probe, Oceanographic Buoy, Status, Waves recorder, Weather Station data