Expanding Tara Oceans Protocols for Underway, Ecosystemic Sampling of the Ocean-Atmosphere Interface During Tara Pacific Expedition (2016–2018).
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Pedrotti, Maria Luiza
Cohen, Natalie R.
De Vargas, Colomban
Dolan, John R.
Flores, J. Michel
Ghiglione, Jean Francois
John, Seth G.
Kelly, Rachel L.
Sullivan, Mathew B.
Voolstra, Christian R.
Galand, Pierre E.
Thomas, Olivier P.
Thurber, Rebecca Lisette Vega
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Interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere occur at the air-sea interface through the transfer of momentum, heat, gases and particulate matter, and through the impact of the upper-ocean biology on the composition and radiative properties of this boundary layer. The Tara Pacific expedition, launched in May 2016 aboard the schooner Tara, was a 29-month exploration with the dual goals to study the ecology of reef ecosystems along ecological gradients in the Pacific Ocean and to assess inter-island and open ocean surface plankton and neuston community structures. In addition, key atmospheric properties were measured to study links between the two boundary layer properties. A major challenge for the open ocean sampling was the lack of ship-time available for work at “stations”. The time constraint led us to develop new underway sampling approaches to optimize physical, chemical, optical, and genomic methods to capture the entire community structure of the surface layers, f.....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Invertebrate abundance and distribution
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Spatial CoveragePacific Ocean
CitationGorsky, G,; Bourdin G.; Lombard F.; et al (2019) Expanding Tara Oceans Protocols for Underway, Ecosystemic Sampling of the Ocean-Atmosphere Interface During Tara Pacific Expedition (2016–2018). Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: 750, 20pp. DOI:10.3389/fmars.2019.00750
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