By Alexandre Barboni Sunset aboard the R/V L’Atalante along the French Mediterranean coast. C-SWOT campaign already started few days ago, and since Toulon we already sampled the Cassidaigne canyon offshore Marseille and its beautiful cliffs at sunset. We did not count working hours to sample the canyon, but lots of measurements were obtained and the view was … Continued

Physical oceanographer focusing on the transfer of heat and momentum between the atmosphere and the upper ocean in the Southern Ocean. Johan Edholm is a research assistant at the University of Gothenburg, in the Polar Gliders research group. SWOT AdAC: What is your field of research and how did you choose it? Johan Edholm: My … Continued

On Friday 24 March NASA released the first images of Earth’s surface water gathered with SWOT’s Ka-band Radar Interferometer (KaRIn). A first taste of the detailed perspectives that this cutting-edge instrument will be able to capture. Sea Surface Height anomaly data acquired by SWOT’s KaRIn (left) and Sea Surface Height Anomaly data from 7 active … Continued

The first part of the C-SWOT campaign is dedicated to measurements in the Cassidaigne submarine canyon, located in the Gulf of Lion, Northwestern Mediterranean Sea, 7 km off Marseilles. By Lénaïg Brun Presentation of the Cassidaigne canyon The Cassidaigne submarine canyon is located in a very active circulation area. First, the water masses are forced by strong … Continued

Postdoctoral researcher in physical oceanography and geomorphology investigating he overturn circulation in the Baltic Sea. Natalia Herrán got a PhD at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the University of Bremen . She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) . SWOT-AdaC: What is your field of research and how did you choose it? NH: My field of research is physical oceanography and geomorphology. … Continued

The C-SWOT campaign just started on March 21st in Toulon on the French Mediterranean coast. Lenaïg (left), Jean-Baptiste (center) and Alexandre (right). Credits: Claire Chafaux. We are three PhD students from the Laboratoire d’Oceanographie Physique et Spatiale (Brest) on board R/V L’Atalante to cover this blog : Lenaïg, Jean-Baptiste and Alexandre. C-SWOT is joint cooperative … Continued

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

One of the goals of the QUICCHE campaign is to characterize the air-sea heat fluxes in the Cape Cauldron, looking at what the most significant oceanic and atmospheric drivers there are in the area. Recovering the Wire Flyer in a big swell. Credits: Sam Fredriksson Good morning from the Cape Basin and the QUICCHE campaign! … Continued