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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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These last days have been days of equinoctial tides, the most lively tides. The tide, the astronomical one, is the deformation of the fluid surface of the sea, as a result of the forces of gravitational attraction between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun.

Every 10 years an important event returns to define the new challenges in ocean observation. This 2019, the OceanObs19 conference aimed at “Improving the response to the scientific and social needs of an integrated ocean observation system suitable for that purpose.” AZTI has been present in this edition that has been carried out in Honolulu, representing EuskOOS, EuroGOOS and the work carried out by AZTI in projects such as JERICO-RI and LIFE LEMA.

North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre European Project LIFE LEMA, LIFE15 ENV / ES / 000252 (http://lifelema.eu): During the RADPROF campaign of the IEO, carried out in August, 120 wooden boats have been launched in the waters of the Galicia Bank and in the open waters of the North Atlantic (~ 43º N, 15.40º W). The objective is to study the possible trajectories of marine litter towards the Portuguese coast, its intrusion into the Mediterranean or its drift following the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre.


It was not in Normandy, but in Vendée on the French coast between latitudes 46º and 47º N, where the last wooden boats of the Life LEMA project have been appearing during the month of December. After being released in November near the Basque coast with the help of Gorka Ocio and the program VERBALLENAS.COM, they drifted for a little over a month towards the north with the intense winds from the south that hit the Bay of Biscay.

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