PIRATA

Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic

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PIRATA organizes its annual meeting in Marseille from 22 till 26 October 2018.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: September 8th

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: October 6th

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.

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About PIRATA

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.

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French PIRATA cruises DOI informations

From early 2016, informations about all PIRATA-FR cruises have been made available through a "DOI" (Digital Object Identifier) 10.18142/14 through the French Oceanographic Portail.

Each PIRATA-FR cruise has it own DOI number. Each DOI gives access to cruise information, data sets, publications, etc...

News !

PIRATA FR28 cruise in March-April 2018 aboard the R/V Thalassa

The last PIRATA cruise in March-April 2018 aboard the R/V Thalassa with 3 T-FLEX mooring that have been successully deployed in the French Pirata area.

PIRATA-FR28 Google Earth cruise kml file

New T-FLEX mooring : sensor specifications