BioSWOT-Med’s timeline

BioSWOT-Med blog: A successful campaign under SWOT swath in the NW Mediterranean Sea

The BioSWOT-Med campaign ended on Sunday 14th May after four weeks of navigation sampling an area characterized by a persistent front between modified Atlantic waters of different ages about 100 km north-est of Menorca Island (Spain) under one of SWOT swaths. The BioSWOT-Med scientific team is fully satisfied by the data that were acquired and thanks the Captain and the crew of R/V L'Atalante which allowed a great campaign despite challenging weather conditions.

The new wave of oceanographers: Laura Giraud

Master’s intern studying marine biogeochemistry in the Mediterranean Sea.

BioSWOT-Med blog: How fine scales structure the distribution of top predators

INTERVIEW – Cédric Cotté is in charge of monitoring marine top predators during the BioSWOT-Med campaign. Here he explains how mesoscale features structure the foraging of marine top predators by generating favorable areas where preys are aggregated.

BioSWOT-med blog: Measuring oxygen and community production

INTERVIEW – Laure Chirurgien is in charge of measuring oxygen dissolved in seawater and community production. Here she describes the different instruments she uses, some of which especially developed at MIO.  

The new wave of oceanographers: Emily Waggoner

PhD student in biological oceanography focusing on understanding the various forms of phosphorus that can be used by phytoplankton.

BioSWOT-Med blog: Measuring nutrients

INTERVIEW: Sandra Nunige is an expert in nutrient salt measurements. Here she describes the different analyses she will carry out during the BioSWOT-Med cruise. 

BioSWOT-Med blog: How to study phytoplankton diversity?

INTERVIEW – Véronique Cornet is an expert of microphytoplankton and its role in the biological carbon pump. Here she explains what phytoplankton are, how to collect them at sea, and how to analyze their diversity.

BioSWOT-Med blog: The flow cytometer

INTERVIEW – Morgane Didry is in charge of flow cytometry in the BioSWOT-Med platform. Here she explains how it works and what information it can provide about different assemblages of phytoplankton.

BioSWOT-Med blog: The exclusion experiment to measure zooplankton grazing

INTERVIEW – During BioSWOT-Med Alice della Penna is in charge of study zooplankton grazing. She explains what it is, why it is important to measure it and she describe a new “exclusion experiment” to study it during the campaign.