⇒ SOCIB : Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System
New monitoring technologies are being progressively implemented in coastal ocean observatories. These new observing systems, such as IMOS, OOI, IOOS, VENUS, POSEIDON, COSYNA among others, are delivering new insight into coastal ocean variability, that triggers new theoretical and technological developments, increasing our understanding of open ocean, coastal and nearshore processes and contributing to a more science based and sustainable management of the oceans and coastal areas.
SOCIB is one of such systems, a Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System located in the Balearic Islands, a new facility of facilities open to international access. SOCIB responds to a change of paradigm in the observation of our oceans and coasts, an observation that has evolved from being centered on a unique platform, the oceanographic ships with data availability being delayed in time, to an observation now based on multi-platform and integrated systems (using buoys, satellites, ships, autonomous underwater vehicles, HF radar, ARGO profilers, etc.), also assuring quasi real time quality controlled data availability for both researchers and society. This change of paradigm is very significant and allows being able to respond to the three key drivers identified by SOCIB back in 2009: (1) science priorities, (2) technology development, (3) response capacity to society needs.
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The Mediterranean Sea Surface Exploration Tool, reference document and product user manual Version 1. (Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (ICTS-SOCIB),, Baleares, Spain, 2020)The Mediterranean Surface Exploration tool (MSET) tool allows exploring various ocean variables providing information on the sea surface of the Western Mediterranean Sea. These variables include five key Essential Ocean ...
Guidelines on how to sync your High Frequency (HF) radar data with the European HF Radar node (Version1.2). (Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System, SOCIB, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2020)This document is a step-by-step guide to start transferring HF radar (HFR) data from your network to the EU HFR node . The EU HFR node acts as the focal point for the European HFR data providers, implementing the HF ...
Near-Automatic Routine Field Calibration/Correction of Glider Salinity Data Using Whitespace Maximization Image Analysis of Theta/S Data. (2020)Glider vehicles are now perhaps some of the most prolific providers of real-time and near-real-time operational oceanographic data. However, the data from these vehicles can and should be considered to have a long-term ...
Guidelines for the delayed mode scientific correction of glider data. WP 5 , Task 5.7, D5.15. Version 4.1. (SOCIB - Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System for JERICO-NEXT, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2018)Gliders are a rapidly maturing class of marine observing vehicles that offer long duration, some operate for several months at a time, autonomous ocean profiling in all weather conditions and sea states, to depths typically ...