Results for Cluster 2: New Tools

Under Cluster 2: New Tools, the following deliverables have been produced per WP:

WP3: Upgrade-expand the existing observational systems and fill short term gaps
D3.1: Review of ocean observing systems in the SES and recommendations on upgrades to serve PERSEUS needs
D3.2: Multi-parametric moorings upgrade with new sensors and expansion
D3.3: Implementation of the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) in the Mediterranean Sea
D3.4: Common methodological procedures for analysis of VMS data, including web-based GIS applications related to the spatial extent and intensity of fishing effort
D3.5: Operation and data analysis from Argo and expendable systems at basin and sub-basin scale
D3.6: A report on the operation and data analysis of glider experiments in the SES
D3.7: Report on operation and data analysis from R/V monitoring for MSFD
D3.8: Report on operation and data analysis from Multi-Platform Synoptic Intensive Experiment (ALBOREX)
D3.9: Operation of the new observing components including assessment of data delivered
D3.10: Harmonisation of QC and validation procedures of data collected through observation systems
D3.11: Strategy for an Integrated Ocean Observing System in the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Recommendations for European long term sustained observations in the SES)

WP3 also produced the first version of the In Situ Ocean Data Management Handbook V1.1 as an internal PERSEUS milestone. The aim of this document is to communicate the structure developed for the submission and retrieval of PERSEUS data, from multiple platforms bothin real time and delayed mode. The structure follows the ideas outlined in the DOW, namely to utilise existing infrastructure. The important thing is that it is the first time that all of this information is in one place and agreements made with the various infrastructure provided, and also the handbook is ‘generic’, meaning that even though it is written for PERSEUS it describes a method that functions for other projects and so it will hopefully form the core of an EU Data management handbook for the submission of oceanic data from multiple platforms, and thus will have a life (with adaptations) beyond PERSEUS.

WP4: Developing integrated tools for environmental assessment
D4.1: Mediterranean Sea atmospheric surface forcing functions data
D4.2: Black Sea atmospheric surface forcing functions data
D4.3: SES land-­based runoff and nutrient load data (1980 -­ 2000)
D4.4: LTL-HTL regional model coupling to establish E2E modelling system. Assessment of the models skill
D4.5: Spatial analysis of SES Vigor from remote sensing
D4.6: SES land-­‐based runoff and nutrient load data (1980-2000)
D4.7: Time series of environmental indices defining SES pressures
D4.8: Food web analysis at the regional and basin scale
D4.9: Comparative analysis of model simulations to assess SES resilience
D4.10: Environmental condition favoring gelatinous plankton outbreaks in the SES
D4.11: Analysis of Bluefin tuna spawning areas in the Mediterranean Sea
D4.12: Report on SES environmental status based on modeling and remote sensing tools

WP7: Concept of an innovative research vessel
D7.1: Identification and evaluation of scientific and operational needs
D7.2: Report on the innovate systems design 
D7.3: Vessel concept preliminary design
D7.4: Vessel concept final design (full technical specification, general drawings, diagrams, calculations).
D7.5: Economic feasibility for building the new vessel and its operational cost

All deliverables are uploaded on the restricted-area of the website 'Partner's corner', only accessible by project partners. However, deliverables that are open access to all will be uploaded and clickable in the 'PERSEUS Results' section too. The contact person for further details is the PERSEUS Project Manager.