Contribution of the Black Sea observing system to ECOOP
G. K. Korotaev1, V. L. Dorofeev1, S. V. Motyzhev1, V. N. Belokopytov1, A. Palazov2, V. Malciu3, A. Zatsepin4, E. Nesterov5, S. V. Stanichny1, Y. B. Ratner1, V. S. Suetin1, and V. V. Suslin11Marine Hydrophysical Institute National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Sevastopol, Ukraine 2Institute Oceanology Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Varna, Bulgaria 3National Institute for Marine Research and Development Grigore Antipa, 300 Mamaia Blvd., 900581 Constanta, Romania 4Institute Oceanology Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, Russia 5Hydrometeorologicasl Center of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Received: 01 Mar 2011 – Accepted for review: 06 Jun 2011 – Discussion started: 11 Jul 2011
Abstract. Regular observations in the Black Sea basin started in the past century, and quite good multidisciplinary observing system operated in the 70–80ies based on the ship observations. Modern oceanographic observing system in the basin is built according to the GOOS principles. It includes space remote sensing observations, data of free floating buoys and costal observational network. Integration of the observing system and its real-time operation were started within the framework of the FP5 ARENA project and later were improved during the FP6 ASCABOS project. The coastal observing system which includes time series from the coastal platforms and multidisciplinary surveys of the coastal areas fulfilled by the research vessels was set up during the ECOOP. Paper describes all components of the Black Sea observing system operated during the ECOOP project and its applications in the framework of the project.
Korotaev, G. K., Dorofeev, V. L., Motyzhev, S. V., Belokopytov, V. N., Palazov, A., Malciu, V., Zatsepin, A., Nesterov, E., Stanichny, S. V., Ratner, Y. B., Suetin, V. S., and Suslin, V. V.: Contribution of the Black Sea observing system to ECOOP, Ocean Sci. Discuss., 8, 1695-1722, doi:10.5194/osd-8-1695-2011, 2011.