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The newly-appointed Science Officer, Louise Rousselet, will collaborate with the SWOT-AdAC members to support  their in situ campaigns to compare results from different sites and develop near real-time sampling strategies. Louise Rousselet, SWOT-AdAC Science Officer. Welcome to Louise Rousselet, the new SWOT-AdAC Science Officer.  Louise will coordinate the sampling strategy for the offshore campaigns of … Continued

Registrations are now open for the FilaChange 2022 workshop, the SWOT-AdAC & CLIVAR multisite conference on finescale ocean dynamics. The conference will take place  at several sites (Paris, Providence, Hobart, and Qingdao) during the same period (29 August – 2 September 2022). It will attempt to reframe SWOT-related topics into larger ocean dynamics and climate … Continued

State-of-the-art autonomous underwater gliders were used to observe key physical properties of the surface ocean following the melt of sea-ice. Fine-scale fronts (sharp changes in density) of less than 10 km at horizontal scales revealed that sea-ice melt not only stabilizes the upper ocean, but also provides additional energy for small eddies and filaments to … Continued

In the framework of the SWOT mission, the PhD thesis will contribute to bridge the gap between ocean circulation and marine biodiversity, by exploring the impact of ocean fine scales (1-100 km) on phytoplanktonic community structure. In order to achieve this, biophysical data from the 2018 PROTEVS-BIOSWOT will be analyzed by developing a novel biophysical … Continued

Comparison of acoustic measurements of mesopelagic fish concentration to satellite-derived fine-scale Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean shows that high fish concentrations occur more frequently in correspondence with fine-scale features.

In situ observations conducted south of the Balearic Islands identified two water masses characterized by different abundances of nine phytoplankton functional groups and showed that lagrangian fronts induced by fine-scale circulation maintain a strong structuring effect on the phytoplankton community by separating different taxa at the surface.

High-resolution (0.2- to 120-km) in situ observations were carried out in the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) in Southern Ocean from an autonomous surface vehicle paired with a profiling Seaglider during the Austral summer, following sea ice retreat. They show that submesoscale fronts originated after sea ice melt persist into late summer, but their intensity responds rapidly to intermittent wind forcing. Such atmosphere-ocean interactions are expected to be ubiquitous in both the Southern Ocean and Arctic MIZs.