The first component of EMSO-PT’s Cadiz station was successfully tested off the coast of Olhão, Algarve. The tests were performed on one of IPMA’s vessels, the RV Diplodus, and carried out by Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMar), which is one of the members of EMSO-PT. Paulo Relvas from CCMar and scientific investigator Carlos Sousa, were responsible for the tests carried out.
The equipment comprises of a water profiler called a “Wirewalker” that moves along the water column collecting measurements of various parameters. The profiler measures temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen turbidity and chlorophyll-A at down to 150 m water depth and is the first of its kind on the Portuguese coast. The new profiler will be installed later in the year.