EMEC Fall of Warness FLOWBEC Platform Fluorometer Monitoring Data

Dataset

Name:
EMEC Fall of Warness FLOWBEC Platform Fluorometer Monitoring Data
Organization:
Research Start Date:
June 12, 2012
Research End Date:
July 05, 2013
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Receptor:
Technology Type:
FLOWBEC Subsea Frame Deployed on the Seabed (Source: Williamson et al. 2015)
Description and Purpose of Data: 

The fluorometer measures turbidity and fluorescence, which can be used as a proxy for phytoplankton. The fluorometer provides contextual data on biomass/productivity in the water column testing the hypothesis formed at the EMEC tidal energy sites that the advection of productive water masses into the area may signal the arrival/presences of many other species. Measures of turbidity/visibility can be used to predict the perceptual range of animals that may impact and predict the behaviour of species around the turbine.

 

In 2012, the first deployment at the Fall of Warness tidal site (with 4 m/s spring tides), 20 m from the OpenHydro Test Turbine provided an initial dataset adjacent to a seabed structure representative of a MRED and verification of operation in the tidal site. This dataset was complemented by a 2013 deployment at a distance of 22 m from the Atlantis tripod base and piling. A third tidal site deployment in similar conditions but in an area free from devices provided a control.

 

Frequency of Collection: 
Continuous over each fourteen day deployment (3 deployments) which covered the full spring-neap cycle.
Data Access Instructions: 

Contact Benjamin Williamson

EMEC Fall of Warness FLOWBEC Platform Fluorometer Monitoring Data is located in United Kingdom.
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