PIRATA

Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic

Cruises

Cruise Data


All cruise data (ADCP, CTD, TSG, XBT) are available on an ftp website (NetCDF and/or ASCII format):

Report of data collected during PIRATA cruises Vol-1 1997-2003 (in French), PDF format to print 37 Mo, to visualize 2.7 Mo

2018 PIRATA-FR28 Cruise

    PIRATA-FR28 cruise was conducted aboard the N/O Thalassa on February 28 - April 4 2018 from Mindelo to Mindelo (Cabo Verde)

    3 T-FLEX systems have been successully deployed in the French Pirata area, at 23W-0N, 10W-10S and 8E-6S with a CO2 NKE sensor).

  • Cruise data
  • Google Earth kml cruise and SVP deployed between 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • PIRATA-FR28 DOI

2017 PIRATA-FR27 Cruise

    PIRATA-FR27 cruise was conducted aboard the N/O Thalassa on February 26 - April 2 from Mindelo to Mindelo (Cabo Verde)

    3 T-FLEX systems have been successully deployed in the French Pirata area, at 23W-0N, 10W-10S and 8E-6S with a new CO2 NKE sensor).

  • Cruise data
  • Google Earth kml file
  • PIRATA-FR27 DOI

2016 PIRATA-FR26 Cruise

    PIRATA-FR26 cruise was conducted aboard the N/O Thalassa on March 7 - April 12 from Mindelo to Mindelo (Cabo Verde)

    We have the real pleasure to inform you that the two first T-FLEX systems have been successully deployed in the French Pirata area, at 23W-0N (March, 12) and 10W-10S (March, 18).

    Along with the 1st T-FLEX deployed at 23W-12N by USA in 2015, these new systems open a new era for PIRATA, with more data in real-time and potentially more sensors

  • Cruise data
  • Cruise summary
  • AtlantOS - H2020 project
  • Google Earth kml file

2015 PIRATA-FR25 Cruise

2014 PIRATA-FR24 Cruise

2013 PIRATA-FR21 Cruise

2012 PIRATA-FR22 Cruise

2011 PIRATA-FR21 Cruise

2010 PIRATA-FR20 Cruise

2009 PIRATA-FR19 Cruise

2008 PIRATA-FR18 Cruise

EGEE 5/PIRATA-FR17 Cruise

2007 PIRATA-FR16 Cruise

2006 EGEE3/PIRATA-FR15 Cruise

2005 EGEE1/PIRATA-FR14 Cruise

2005 PIRATA-FR13 Cruise

2004 PIRATA-FR12 Cruise

2002 PIRATA-FR11 Cruise

2001 PIRATA-FR10 Cruise

2001 PIRATA-FR9 Cruise

2000 PIRATA-FR8 Cruise

2000 PIRATA-FR7 Cruise (EQUALANT 2000)

    Replacing the N/O Antea, moored in Abidjan following engine damages, the N/O Thalassa has been used during the EQUALANT cruise and the replacement of one ATLAS mooring. The cruise was July 23 - August 21 from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) to Pointe Noire (Congo).

  • Cruise Report (in French)
  • Cruise data

2000 PIRATA-FR6 Cruise

    Replacing the N/O Antea, moored in Abidjan following engine damages, the N/O Suroît has been used for this cruise conducted on March 8-19 2000 from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) to Port Gentil (Gabon).

  • Cruise Report (in French)
  • Cruise data

1999 PIRATA-FR5 Cruise

    The first leg (ATLAS moorings) of the PIRATA-FR5 cruise, was conducted aboard the N/O Antea from 25th October to 4th November 1999, beginning and ending in Abidjan. Due to the cancellation of the PIRATA-FR4 cruise in July 1999 following unexplained damages on the ship engines, PIRATA-FR5 is following PIRATA-FR3 (January 1999). The main part of experiments initially planed during PIRATA-FR3 has been conducted during PIRATA-FR5 including the replacement of "Gavotte" mooring (10S-10W).

    The second leg (YOYO moorings) was conducted on November 8-15.

  • Cruise Report (in French)
  • Cruise data

1999 PIRATA-FR3 Cruise

1998 PIRATA-FR2 Cruise

    The PIRATA-FR2 cruise was conducted aboard the N/O Antea from 30th October to 10 November 1998. The cruise began and ended in Abidjan. Notice that after a first leave on the 27th October, the ship had to go back to the dock due to a damage, and then the cruise has been delayed. The studied region extends from 10W to 0W between 10S and 5N.

  • Cruise Report (in French)
  • Cruise data

1997 PIRATA-FR1 Cruise

    The PIRATA-FR1 cruise was the first French cruise in the PIRATA program aboard the N/O Antea. This is also the first cruise in the whole PIRATA program (the Brasilian cruise PIRATA-BR1 was planed in January 1998). PIRATA-FR1 was a 12 day cruise (from 5th to 16th September 1997), starting and ending in Abidjan.

  • Cruise Report (in French)
  • Cruise data