AMT is an excellent platform for both national and international
collaboration, with several high impact organisations and projects
using both data and facilities.
A recent flyover was performed near the Azores by Nasa on the
latest AMT cruise.
A Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP) and a High Spectral
Resolution Lidar-1 (HSRL-1) were on board and used with
shipboard sampling from the cruise vessel to validate and improve
the capability and reliability of the instruments.
Visit the NASA site to read
more about the HSRL
Recent links with the UK Met Office have enabled AMT to deploy
instrumental buoys, which transmit real time CTD data to the Met
Office. Six standard Argo floats (measuring temperature, salinity
and depth) were deployed during the latest cruise within the South
Eight Bio-Argo floats were deployed during the latest AMT cruise
on behalf of the French Laboratory for the
remOcean project. Four were deployed in the North Atlantic Gyre
and four in the South Atlantic Gyre.
The Bio-Argo floats also measure chlorophyll fluorescence,
optical scattering, dissolved oxygen, nutrients and light. The
data and location of the floats can be viewed online at
the OAO (Oceanographic Autonomous
Click here to
view the interactive map with real-time data and location of
Select profiling floats as platform and
Project remOcean :
A team at Rutgers University deployed an autonomous glider which
followed areas similar to that of the latest AMT cruise.
The glider travels through the ocean and transmits data (similar
to that of a CTD device) back via satellites, it relies on GPS for
location and mapping purposes. To view the data captured by the
glider visit the Rutgers data
The greenseas project aims to advance the quantitative knowledge
of how planktonic marine ecosystems, including phytoplankton,
bacterioplankton and zooplankton will respond to environmental and
AMT has been used by the Greenseas project to assist with the
development of a global plankton database. You can find out more
about the project here.
NASA HSRL information
The UK Met Office
d'Océanographie de Villefranche
Oceanographic Autonomous Observations
- Interactive map of remOcean Bio-Argo floats
Rutgers University Marine
Green Seas Project
AMT Project Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3DH, UK. T: +44 (0)1752 633100, F: +44 (0)1752 633101.
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