- what is EUSKOOS?
EuskOOS is the Basque coastal operational oceanography system operated by Euskalmet along with the expert advice of AZTI technology centre. This system envisages three purposes:
• providing an accurate description of current sea conditions along the Basque coastline;
• offering ongoing forecasts of future sea conditions; and
• supplying ocean-meteorological products to Basque coastal users.
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European Project LIFE LEMA, LIFE15 ENV/ES/000252 (http://lifelema.eu): 90 small wooden boats will be launched along the Cantabrian Sea the during the May anchovy campaign[+]
Wind graphs with data measured in the Donostia buoy are now available in EuskOOS. After having some trouble with the previous buoy, it has been replace by another one with ultrasonic measurement sensors and wich are mobile parts to better resist adverse weather conditions. You can access the graphs here.
EuskOOS in ISOBAY
ISOBAY is the international symposium on oceanography of the Bay of Biscay. AZTI will explain the EuskOOS project in the congress during the days 5, 6 and 7 of June in Anglet, France. Participants will have the opportunity to know and understand the real-time monitoring offered by EuskOOS for the general public.
Euskoos team has co-organized and participated in the first MyCoast project @AtlanticArea progress meeting in Bordeaux. MyCoast project, led by AZTI, is working on improving the operational oceanography data, forecasting tools and their application to the maritime safety and pollution in the Iberia-Biscay-Ireland region coastal área.
This week the EUSKOOS team is participating to the EGU2018 Congress in Vienna, as leaders and / or collaborators in five posters and two oral presentations. This international congress brings together experts from the Ocean Sciences of various disciplines. The EUSKOOS contributions focus on several aspects related to the use of HF radars, in the framework of JERICO-NEXT project (JERICO-NEXT (http://www.jerico-ri.eu/))The tide table is now available for the year 2018.
The EUSKOOS HF radar, again in operation
The receiving antenna of Cape Matxitxako was successfully repaired last week. The antenna began to fail on March 16 (bottom image). The prompt intervention of Qualitas, which performs its maintenance for the Directorate of Emergency and Meteorology of the Basque Government (DAEM), allowed it to return to normal operation a few days later (top image).