NEAREST 1 campaign

Campaign position on map

Iberian sea observatory in the Gulf of Cadiz is a region of complexity with the junction of the Eurasian and African plates resulting in doming of the sea floor, mud volcanoes and other complex features. The interaction of the Mediterranean outflow with Atlantic waters is significant.

The main aim is the set-up and operation of a monitoring seismic network in the Gulf of Cadiz for the evaluation and mitigation of these hazards. This network must be able to provide an in-depth knowledge of the seismic activity in the area coupled with the capability of an early detection of tsunami generation.

technical reference Giuditta Marinaro (INGV)
project NEAREST
period August 26, 2007 - July 16, 2008
observatory GEOSTAR
coordinates 36.36458 N, 9.48141 W (WGS84)
depth 3208.2 m
orientation 34.7°
METADATA id instrument type instrument model sampling rate dataset
RAW data QC data 2 ADCP RDI WorkHorse 300 kHz 1 profile / hour download
RAW data QC data 1 CTD SBE 16plus 1 sample / hour plot
RAW data QC data 3 Current meter Nobska MAVS-3 5 Hz plot
RAW data QC data 5 Gravimeter IFSI (INAF) Prototype #2 1 Hz plot
RAW data QC data 4 Pressure gauge Paroscientific 8CB-4000-I 1 sample / 15 sec plot
RAW data QC data 6 Seismometer Guralp CMG-40T 100 Hz -
RAW data QC data 9 Turbidity meter ECO-BB(RT)D 6000m 1 sample / hour plot
xml DIF
catalogues NASA GCMD
moist identifier moist.emso.iberian_margin.nearest.2007
citation Marinaro, Giuditta. (2007). NEAREST 1 campaign using INGV/GEOSTAR seafloor platform during NEAREST project in Iberian Margin site (Gulf of Cadiz), part of EMSO network.