PIRATA organized its last annual congress in Marseille from 22 to 26 October 2018.
The "Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic" (PIRATA) program provides in situ observations and data time-series since 1997.
PIRATA is a major component of the Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS). The 2nd TAOS Review Meeting is scheduled to happen back-to-back to PIRATA-23 meeting.
These meetings have to be an important opportunity to gather information on the Tropical Atlantic Observing System and PIRATA data use impacts from stakeholders, specialists in satellite measurements and products, oceanweather- climate operational prediction, ocean biogeochemistry and resources along with socioeconomic impacts of climate and environmental changes.
Participants in the meeting:
International PIRATA team:
French PIRATA team:
New: the story of the PIRATA rise
The PIRATA project is a joint effort between Brazil, France and the United States to collect oceanic and meteorological observations in the tropical Atlantic.
The experimental program PIRATA (initially « Pilot Research moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic » and named « Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic » from 2008) has been implemented in 1997 in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean (Servain et al. 1998). It has been launched in the framework of the international program CLIVAR (CLImatic VARiability and predictability) and implies scientific teams from three countries: France (IRD, in charge of coordination and oceanic cruises, Météo France, with contributions by IFREMER and CNRS/INSU), Brazil (DHN and INPE) and USA (NOAA/PMEL). Financial supports for the program are from the IRD, Météo France, and Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées/Université Paul Sabatier.
French PIRATA cruises DOI informations
Each PIRATA-FR cruise has it own DOI number. Each DOI gives access to cruise information, data sets, publications, etc...