WP4. HARMONIZING OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE METHODS. WP Structure. OBJECTIVES. Task 4.1 Calibration Subtask 4.1.1. Physical sensors Subtask 4.1.2. Optical sensors Subtask 4.1.3. Chemical sensors Task 4.2 Bio fouling prevention Subtask 4.2.1. Physical sensors
HARMONIZING OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE METHODS
May 5 to 7 2014 / Oslo / Norway
A key tool WS & Exercises
HCMR, IFREMER, SYKE, NIVA, OGS, CNR, HCMR, NERC, HZG, MUMM, CEFAS, SMHI, CSIC, MI, TECHNALIA-AZTI, INSU-CNRS, IH, PUERTOS
Evaluation of overall constitution of calibration facilities through a questionnaire.
Evaluation of sensor calibration specifications – type dependant
Shipping sensors to manufacturers is neither convenient nor cost efficient.
Best practises of calibration – some aspects for temperature and conductivity sensors
Method: the questionnaire was sent to the member of the JERICO consortium
Answers were provided by 19 partners for 23 platforms and 54 sensors/sensors systems
Active: the biofouling protection is dependent on power, in most cases it can be turned on and off.
Passive: the biofouling protection doesn’t need power supply.
(extra activity - not planned in the DOW, voluntary participation of partners)
Fixed Platforms (Carlos Hernadez & team)
“…the strongest asset of fixed platform observing systems is their ability to generate high quality time series data…”
DIFFERENT PLATFORMS, DIFFERENT PRACTICES
FINO 3 Research Platform
Operation support means
916 FIXED STATIONS!!
Glider before (cyan) and after (blue) calibration
Glider data calibration: advances (April 2014)
Conductivity of glider adjusted = 1.00036 * Conductivity of glider
4.1.1 Ferrybox Technologies
18.104.22.168 Commercial FB-systems
22.214.171.124 Sensor available for Ferrybox installations
126.96.36.199 Other instrumentation used in Ferrybox
4.1.2 Ferrybox Infrastructure installation and planning (Included text from D3.1)
4.1.3 Ferrybox system maintenance and calibration
4.1.5 Ferrybox Data Dissemination and Outreach
4.1.6 Training Materials, Courses and more Information ?????
4.1.7 Ferrybox Cost Analysis
4.1.4 Ferrybox Data Management
188.8.131.52. Real Time & Delay Mode
184.108.40.206. Data Archiving (National and international databases)
220.127.116.11. Data Processing and Quality Control (real time and delayed)
Acid cleaning influence on sensor behavior
01/08/2012: replace the acid solution
with a stronger one.
Ferrybox (on ships of opportunity and research vessels)
In situ platforms (including moorings, pylons, towers)
Costs (€) are given per platform and per year for running costs
Similar average initial investment for in situ platforms and Ferrybox systems
Similar average annual running costs for in situ platforms and Ferrybox systems
Further analysis will be made of number of hours to support each platform