Weather-marine buoy

As part of the Interreg Italy-Croatia ADRIREEF project, the CNR-IRBIM of Ancona has installed an oceanographic buoy that transmits oceanographic and atmospheric data in real time. The oceanographic buoy was immersed in the stretch of sea between Porto Recanati and Porto Potenza Picena to study and enhance the artificial barrier, still little known, which was built in 2001 by the Marche Region with the aim of fish repopulation and protection of the coastal strip from illegal trawling activities. Equipped with a weather station, it is able to detect wind speed and direction, air temperature and atmospheric pressure. Sensors placed in the submerged part of the buoy measure water temperature, about 10 feet from the surface, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity. It also records, in addition, intensity and direction of currents along the water column. The buoy is equipped with solar panels that ensure the functioning of the equipment and a ground transmission system in real time of the detected data.

The observational site is not active. The relocatable buoy was retrieved in August 2022.


Real-Time Data

The research activities of the Institute are carried out in the context of research, development and innovation projects, both national and international, based on regional funding programs (POR FEAMPA - Regional Operational Program of the European Maritime Affairs Fisheries Fund and Aquaculture and POR FESR - Regional Operational Program of the European Regional Development Fund) or ministerial (PRIN - Projects of relevant national interest, PNRA - National Research Program in Antarctica, PO FEAMPA - National Operational Program European Maritime Affairs Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund) , programs for European Territorial Cooperation (Interreg), direct funding programs of the European Commission (Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe, Life, JPI - Joint Programming Initiatives, ERA-NET Cofund) and thematic collaboration initiatives managed by international organizations such as, for example , the FAO - GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean). The Institute also develops funded projects in the context of collaborations with private companies in the sectors of the blue economy as well as technology transfer and research results. Research projects, mainly of a collaborative nature, are developed through a wide network of partners that include major Italian and foreign research institutions and universities.

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