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ReefTEMPS : the observation network of the coastal sea waters of the South, West and South-West Pacific

Varillon, David and Fiat, Sylvie and Magron, Franck and Allenbach, Michel and Hoibian, Thierry and De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Ganachaud, Alexandre and Aucan, Jérôme and Pelletier, Bernard and Hocdé, Régis (2018) ReefTEMPS : the observation network of the coastal sea waters of the South, West and South-West Pacific. SEA scieNtific Open data Edition (SEANOE).

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    Abstract

    ReefTEMPS is a sensors network initiated in 1958 to monitor the coastal area of the South, West and South-West Pacific. This long-term observatory allows the acquisition of several parameters: Sea temperature, Electrical conductivity / practical salinity, Sea pressure / Waves height & period, Fluorescence, PH / acidity, Turbidity, with frequency running from 1 second to 30 minutes). The main objective is to study the climatic parameters of the tropical ocean with a focus on the coastal sea waters to monitor the long-term effects of the global change and its impacts on the coral reefs and their resources. ReefTEMPS is an observation network operated by the LEGOS since 2018 (and before by GOPS (South Pacific integrated observatory for the environment, terrestrial and marine biodiversity)). Five operators each manage a sub-region : WP1 New-Caledonia (IRD Nouméa), WP2 French Polynesia (SO CORAIL / CRIOBE), WP3 Pacific States (SPC), WP4 Fidji (USP, WP5 Futuna (UNC). ReefTemps is part of the French national Research Infrastructure IR I-LICO. ReefTemps include a sensors-oriented environmental information system. It provides different types of interoperable services (including OGC standard SOS - Sensor Observation Service), each tailored to a specific scientific user community. The measurements provided by sensors, deployed for more than 40years for some, are stored in a dedicated database designed by US IMAGO in the late 2000s. All data acquired are publicly accessible without any restriction (under CC-BY licence). The extracted data are accessible from this ReefTEMPS landing page with a downloadable ZIP file. All the data acquired, including the most recent data, are accessible from the ReefTemps data portal and through the different ReefTEMPS web services. The ZIP archive contains all ReefTemps data acquired since 1958 to 14 Febrary 2018, for all parameters, and with different quality levels (from RAW to historical series). The ZIP archive contains 170 data files in NetCDF OceanCite 2.0 format. There is one file for each platform, with different parameter and different quality level.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, climate data, temperature, SST, Pacific Islands, datasets, seawater temperature, Fiji, Nauru, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Q Science > QC Physics
    Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
    Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4450 Databases
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 11:19
    Last Modified: 05 Jun 2018 11:19
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10769
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