The new Moving Vessel Profiler and its Multi-Sensor Free Fall Fish (MVP-MSFFF, so-called “big fish”), is now ready for the BIOSWOT-Med cruise! Many thanks to the Genavir DSM technical staff.The MVP will allow to obtain high resolution vertical profiles of Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Chlorophyll and Turbidity all along the vessel route. The purchase of … Continued

At -31 days from the depart, the team of the BioSWOT-Med campaign installed the flow cytometer on the R/V l’Atalante. It will be one of two such instruments used during the campaign. At -31 days from its own departure, scheduled on 20/04/2023, Morgane Didry and Gérald Grégori from the team of the BioSWOT-Med campaign installed … Continued

PhD student investigating the distribution of phytoplankton in the ocean by studying both ecological processes and physical structures at fine scales. Laurina Oms is a PhD student in physical oceanography at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Aix-Marseille University, France. SWOT AdAC : what is your research field and how did you chose it ? Laurina Oms: I chose to … Continued

Arvor and Provor profilers arrived at the OGS and they are now being setting up for the BioSWOT-Med campaign. Arvor profiler (left) and Provor profiler (right). The BioSWOT-Med campaign is an interdisciplinary and international campaign. The National Institute of Oceanographic and Applied Geophysics (OGS) , Italy, is a partner of the BioSWOT-Med campaign and contributes to WP2 Physical processes. The Arvor profiler is a set-ballasted … Continued

On Monday 6th March over 40 researchers took part in the Pre-cruise meeting of the BioSWOT-Med campaign which will showcase the potential of next generation altimetry for plankton studies.   Over 40 researchers took part in the BioSWOT-Med Pre-cruise meeting held on Monday 6th March at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Campus of Luminy, in … Continued

PhD student in physical oceanography focusing on internal wave-mesoscale interactions and their impact on the energy cascade. Robin Rolland completed his bachelor’s degree in Biology and his Master’s degree in Marine Sciences at Aix-Marseille University. He is currently a PhD student at Sorbonne University at LOCEAN . SWOT AdAC: What is your field of research and … Continued

Physical oceanographer and SWOT AdAC science officer. Louise Rousselet did her PhD at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology (MIO, University of Aix-Marseille), then a post-doc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO, University of California San Diego UCSD) and is now at LOCEAN-IPSL. Louise is the science officer of SWOT AdAC and will take part in the BioSWOT-Med campaign. Louise Rousselet: I study ocean circulation from large … Continued

The rosette of INSU CNRS has just arrived in Marseille. The technicians of the Atmosphere and Sea Service at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography will begin to equip it for the #BioSWOT-Med campaign!  A rosette sampler (also known as a CTD-rosette or carousel) is a device used for water sampling in deep water. Rosette samplers … Continued

The new PhD student Laurina Oms joined the BIOSWOT-Med group at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) to study finescale processes and their impacts on phytoplankton distribution.   Laurina Oms, the new PhD student working on the BIOSWOT-Med project Welcome to Laurina OMS, a new PhD student in the Physical Oceanography group at the Mediterranean … Continued