AMT is an excellent platform for both national and international collaboration, with several high impact organisations and projects using both data and facilities.
A recent flyover was performed near the Azores by Nasa on the latest AMT cruise.
A Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP) and a High Spectral Resolution Lidar-1 (HSRL-1) were on board and used with shipboard sampling from the cruise vessel to validate and improve the capability and reliability of the instruments.
Visit the NASA site to read more about the HSRL
Recent links with the UK Met Office have enabled AMT to deploy instrumental buoys, which transmit real time CTD data to the Met Office. Six standard Argo floats (measuring temperature, salinity and depth) were deployed during the latest cruise within the South Atlantic Gyre.
Eight Bio-Argo floats were deployed during the latest AMT cruise on behalf of the French Laboratory for the remOcean project. Four were deployed in the North Atlantic Gyre and four in the South Atlantic Gyre.
The Bio-Argo floats also measure chlorophyll fluorescence, optical scattering, dissolved oxygen, nutrients and light. The data and location of the floats can be viewed online at the OAO (Oceanographic Autonomous Observations website.
Click here to view the interactive map with real-time data and location of each float
Select profiling floats as platform and Project remOcean :
A team at Rutgers University deployed an autonomous glider which followed areas similar to that of the latest AMT cruise.
The glider travels through the ocean and transmits data (similar to that of a CTD device) back via satellites, it relies on GPS for location and mapping purposes. To view the data captured by the glider visit the Rutgers data portal.
The greenseas project aims to advance the quantitative knowledge of how planktonic marine ecosystems, including phytoplankton, bacterioplankton and zooplankton will respond to environmental and climatical change.
AMT has been used by the Greenseas project to assist with the development of a global plankton database. You can find out more about the project here.
NASA HSRL information page
The UK Met Office
Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche
Oceanographic Autonomous Observations - Interactive map of remOcean Bio-Argo floats
Rutgers University Marine Science
Green Seas Project
AMT Project Office: Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3DH, UK. T: +44 (0)1752 633100, F: +44 (0)1752 633101.
© 2021. AMT is an open ocean in-situ observing system funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council through its National Capability Long-term Single Centre Science Programme, Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science (grant number NE/R015953/1) and hosted at Plymouth Marine Laboratory.