NEREA FIXED

Deep-sea ecological monitoring is increasing recognized as indispensable for the comprehension of the largest biome on Earth, but at the same time it is subjected to growing human impacts for the exploitation of biotic and abiotic resources. NEREA fixed comply with the stand-alone observatory concept, an integrated observatory with a modular, adaptive structure, characterized by a multiparametric video-platform to be deployed in the Dohrn canyon (Gulf of Naples, Tyrrhenian Sea) at ca. 650 m depth. The observatory integrates a seabed platform with optoacoustic and oceanographic/geochemical sensors connected to a surface transmission buoy, plus a mooring line (also equipped with depth-staged environmental sensors).

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Figure: Map of the study area (top) with the Gulf of Naples and the LTER-MC station in front of Naples  along with the Multibeam sonar image of the canyon Dohrn (bottom) where NEREA-fix platform will be deployed.

Coordinators

NEREA fixed

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Associate professor

Dipartimento Scienze della Vita e dell'Ambiente
Università Politecnica delle Marche

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Research engineer
Department of r
esearch Infrastructures for marine biological resources 

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

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Senior Researcher

Department of Renewable Marine Resources
Institut de Ciències del Mar

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Researcher

Istituto di Scienze Marine
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

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Research engineer

Department of research Infrastructures for marine biological resources 
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

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Researcher

Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn