ORION 2 campaign
ORION is the first underwater network of multiparameter seafloor observatories, based on GEOSTAR and two new multiparameter satellite observatories (nodes). This system was successfully operated in a mission in Southern Tyrrhenian Sea, at the base of Marsili volcano (3314 m w.d.)
In ORION (Ocean Research by Integrated Observatory Networks), GEOSTAR was implemented to act as the main node of an underwater network of deep-sea observatories.
GEOSTAR was equipped with an acoustic subsystem devoted:
1) to a vertical communication, used to transmit data of the observatory network to the surface buoy;
2) to the horizontal communication among the nodes ("horizontal" acoustic link) receiving data from the satellite nodes.
|technical reference||Laura Beranzoli (INGV)|
|period||June 13, 2004 - May 25, 2005|
|observatory||GEOSTAR - SN-3|
|coordinates||39.488055 N, 14.326111 E (WGS84)|
|METADATA||id||instrument type||instrument model||sampling rate|
|RAW data||QC data||82||ADCP||RDI WorkHorse 300 kHz||1 profile / hour|
|RAW data||QC data||80||CTD||SBE 16||1 sample / hour|
|RAW data||QC data||86||Current meter||FSI 3D-ACM||2 Hz|
|RAW data||QC data||81||Transmissometer||Ctg Alphatracka II||1 sample / hour|
|citation||Beranzoli, Laura. (2004). ORION 2 campaign using INGV/GEOSTAR - SN-3 seafloor platform during ORION-GEOSTAR3 project in Southern Tyrrhenian Sea site (Marsili Basin), part of ORION network.|