Seasonal Sampling

PLOCAN undertakes periodic campaigns in the test bed area to study the state and trends of the physical, chemical and biological parameters in the water and in the marine sediment. The table below shows dates, vessel used and parameters measured.

 

ID Day Month Year Vessel Parameters measured
12 4 March 2015  Atlantic Explorer (*QSTAR) Water quality
11 30 October 2014  Atlantic Explorer Water quality
10 20 June 2014  Atlantic Explorer Water quality
9 10 October 2013  Angeles Alvarino (*IEO) Water quality, Geo-physics
8 24-6 July
August
2013  Glider Slocum (*PLOCAN) Physical-biological
7 19-24 April 2013  Ramón Margalef (*IEO) Water quality, Sediments, Geo-physics, Magnetometry
6 6 February 2013  Atlantic Explorer Water quality
5 30 July 2012  Atlantic Explorer Water quality
4 15 May 2012  Atlantic Explorer Water quality
3 23 February 2012  Atlantic Explorer Water quality
2 29 November 2011  Atlantic Explorer Water quality
1 16, 30 May 2011  Atlantic Explorer Water quality, Sediments
*QSTAR Specialist Oceanographic Services Company
*IEO Spanish Oceanographic Institute
*PLOCAN Canary Island Oceanic Platform

The aforementioned parameters are sampled periodically at 12 stations, as shown in the graph below, at depths of between 20 and 1000 metres.