Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Joaquin del Rio Fernandez, Ph.D

Polytechnic University Of Catalunya

OBSEA, A Western Mediterranean Observatory



Wednesday — July 14. 2010
Pacific Forum — 3:00 p.m.


This presentation will present the Western Mediterranean Observatory, OBSEA. OBSEA is a cabled seafloor observatory 4 km offshore Vilanova i la Geltru, Barcelona coast located in a fishing protected area, and interconnected to the coast by an energy and communications mixed cable. OBSEA was designed as a test observatory in a way that can be extended in future in order to form a seafloor observatory network that covers several interesting sites. Every node of this network will provide connectivity to many instruments. The presentation will cover issues about energy, mechanical, and data management that are being developed.


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