Details of LabMare Coastal station : A shallow water cabled observatory in the Eastern Ligurian Sea


Dataset identification

Title of datasetLabMare Coastal station : A shallow water cabled observatory in the Eastern Ligurian Sea
Narrative summary of datasetIn 2019, the Ligurian DLTM Consortium (CNR, DLTM, ENEA, IIM, INGV) has installed a coastal cabled, real-time, monitoring station, at around 10 m depth in the Eastern Ligurian Sea (44°4’54.96”N 09°52’50.12”E in S. Teresa Bay, La Spezia). The coastal station monitors temperature, pressure, water conductivity and derived salinity at 10 m depth with very high frequency (10 minutes interval). The observatory has as main purpose the study of coastal ecosystems, hydrodynamic processes and, in the long term, the effects of climate change. It is also a test site for new instruments and sensors. Due to maintenance activities some records are missing. The two-year dataset proposed here will be upgraded annually. Important Note: This submission has been initially submitted to SEA scieNtific Open data Edition (SEANOE) publication service and received the recorded DOI. The metadata elements have been further processed (refined) in EMODnet Ingestion Service in order to conform with the Data Submission Service specifications.
Summary of processing methodologyData are obtained by using a cabled SeaBird SBE37SM CTD probe for real-time data monitoring. The probe drift is regularly verified and calibrated by conducting vertical profiles using a SeaBird SBE19plus calibrated probe.
Start date2020-03-09
End date2022-03-23
Frequency of observationsminute to sub-hour

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameIfremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameSEA scieNtific Open data Edition
Role of organisationPublisher
How to citeBordone Andrea, Ciuffardi Tiziana, Delbono Ivana, Pannacciulli Federica, Raiteri Giancarlo, Locritani Marina, Muccini Filippo, Cocchi Luca, Demarte Maurizio, Ivaldi Roberta, Berta Maristella, Borghini Mireno, Vetrano Anna, Caprino Giovanni, Marini Davide, Schierano Erika (2022). LabMare Coastal station : A shallow water cabled observatory in the Eastern Ligurian Sea. SEANOE.

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatDelimited
Ocean Data View
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0


Latitude north boundary44.081933
Longitude east boundary9.880589
Latitude south boundary44.081933
Longitude west boundary9.880589
Sea areaLigurian Sea
Vertical extent minimum10 Metres
Vertical extent maximum10 Metres
Vertical extent unit1 Metres

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeWater column temperature and salinity
ParameterElectrical conductivity of the water column
Sea level expressed as pressure
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typeCTD
Platform typemooring
Platform nameLabMARE Coastal Station

Process information

Submitting organisationDistretto Ligure delle Tecnologie Marine
Submission identifier (UUID)a53ad03f-3837-8373-3736-000000087643
Date of dataset creation2022-04-11
Date of dataset revision2022-06-08
Date of metadata creation2022-6-10
Date of metadata latest revision2022-06-13
Date of publishing2022-06-30
Processing data centreENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino (La Spezia)
Summary record-ID1077