Measurement Piles

Stationary platforms in the COSYNA network offer the advantage of producing continuous, high-resolution time series of meteorological, oceanographic, and water quality parameters. They yield insights into the system’s variability from seconds to inter-annual variations. In the German Bight, existing and planned offshore platforms (e.g., FINO3), and wind energy installations provide power and broadband capacities to operate FerryBoxes and wave radars. Smaller, self-contained piles in the Wadden Sea (see figure) and at the mouth of the Elbe record data used to study the exchange of energy and matter between the shallow, intertidal near-coastal basins and the German Bight.

Parameters

Meteorology:
Wind, air temperature, pressure, precipitation, irradiance, humidity
Oceanography:
Current velocity, wave height, temperature, salinity, suspended matter, chlorophyll, pH, oxygen saturation