Hydrography

Oceanographic measurements on the FINO3 offshore research platform: Installation and operation of the measuring system, recording, archiving and evaluating the oceanographic data

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
Dipl.-Oz. Kai Herklotz

The objective is to record oceanographic data on and immediatly surrounding the platform. The measuring strategy includes:

  • a wave buoy to record significant wave parameters and to register individual waves
  • an acoustic current meter to record the current profile (13 depths) and the water level
  • CTD and oxygen probes at two depths (6m and close to ground level) to record temperature, conductivity, pressure and oxygen content

The meteorological and oceanographic data is archived in the ODIN database, which is accessible to all authorised users via an Internet portal.

Schematic diagram for anchoring and setting up hydrographic measurements of the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

Schematic diagram for anchoring and setting up hydrographic measurements of the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
Schematic diagram for anchoring and setting up hydrographic measurements of the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

Measurement

Hydrographic measurement data
The measured data of the BSH on FINO3 can be accessed from the FINO database on the following BSH website; access can be applied for from the BSH.

To hydrographic measurement data

View the hydrographic measurement data the on the BSH website

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