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The drifting buoys which are deployed in North Atlantic and adjacent seas are participating in two programmes: the '''[http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/gdp.html Global drifter programme]''' (GDP) and '''E-SURFMAR'''.
 
The drifting buoys which are deployed in North Atlantic and adjacent seas are participating in two programmes: the '''[http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/gdp.html Global drifter programme]''' (GDP) and '''E-SURFMAR'''.
 
   
 
   
GDP is concerned by all SVP buoys drifting in the world - even if they are not fitted with barometers -, while E-SURFMAR is the Surface Marine Observation Programme of EUMETNET, of which one of the components is drifting buoys measuring the air pressure. EUMETNET is the network of European meteorological services. Information on E-SURFMAR may be get from http://www.eucos.net/ (choose "EUCOS Networks" then "E-SURFMAR" in the left menu).
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GDP is concerned by all SVP buoys drifting in the world - even if they are not fitted with barometers -, while E-SURFMAR is the Surface Marine Observation Programme of EUMETNET, of which one of the components is drifting buoys measuring the air pressure. EUMETNET is the network of European meteorological services. Information on E-SURFMAR may be obtained from http://eumetnet.eu/e-surfmar.
  
 
==Deployment reports==
 
==Deployment reports==
 
Two ways exist to report deployment information after launches by the ships:
 
Two ways exist to report deployment information after launches by the ships:
 
:* to AOML. The [http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/dep_form.html GPD deployment form] may be used to... and/or
 
:* to AOML. The [http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/dep_form.html GPD deployment form] may be used to... and/or
:* to ''Pierre.Blouch@meteo.fr'' and ''Michel.Tremant@meteo.fr'' by email. A form is available at the end of the [http://esurfmar.meteo.fr/doc/o/db/others/Metocean_b_en_02.pdf deployment instruction document]. Although this document concerns a particular type of buoy, the deployment log form is suitable for any kind of buoy.
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:* to ''cmm_op@meteo.fr'' indicating:
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:** Ship Name and Buoy Argos or IMEI ID (last 10 digits are sufficient)
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:** Date, Time (GMT), Latitude, and Longitude
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:** Height of launch and Ship’s Speed
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:** Sea conditions, or other information.
  
 
It must be noticed that deployment information is regularly exchanged between GDP and E-SURFMAR. Once transmitted, deployment information should appear in the [http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/deployed.html GDP log] at a few days later.
 
It must be noticed that deployment information is regularly exchanged between GDP and E-SURFMAR. Once transmitted, deployment information should appear in the [http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/deployed.html GDP log] at a few days later.
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==Buoy tracks==
 
==Buoy tracks==
 
They may be displayed on several websites.  
 
They may be displayed on several websites.  
:* The most friendly one is probably [http://www.sailwx.info/ Sailwx]. In the menu, choose ''Ship tracker'' then ''Find specific ship by name or callsign'' and enter the WMO Id of the buoy as callsign.
 
  
::Iridium buoy data cannot be seen on this website yet. It must be also noticed that E-SURFMAR is not responsible for the information displayed on this website.
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:* QCtools: Download http://www.meteo.shom.fr/cartographie/data/kml/MeteoFrance_buoys_map_15.kmz and open with Google Earth
  
:* Monthly tracks of barometer buoys operating in the North Atlantic may be displayed [http://www.meteo.shom.fr/egos/traject/traject.htm here] but buoys are not individually identified.
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:* EMODnet physics: http://www.emodnet-physics.eu/
  
:* An animation of barometer buoy drifts may be also seen [http://www.meteo.shom.fr/qctools/alight.html here].
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:* CORIOLIS In-situ TAC: http://www.coriolis.eu.org/Data-Products/Data-Delivery/Data-selection
 
 
:* Other tools to display drifting buoy tracks are normally available at [http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/meds/Prog_Int/RNODC/RNODC_e.htm MEDS].
 

Revision as of 09:58, 21 September 2016

General Information

The drifting buoys which are deployed in North Atlantic and adjacent seas are participating in two programmes: the Global drifter programme (GDP) and E-SURFMAR.

GDP is concerned by all SVP buoys drifting in the world - even if they are not fitted with barometers -, while E-SURFMAR is the Surface Marine Observation Programme of EUMETNET, of which one of the components is drifting buoys measuring the air pressure. EUMETNET is the network of European meteorological services. Information on E-SURFMAR may be obtained from http://eumetnet.eu/e-surfmar.

Deployment reports

Two ways exist to report deployment information after launches by the ships:

  • to AOML. The GPD deployment form may be used to... and/or
  • to cmm_op@meteo.fr indicating:
    • Ship Name and Buoy Argos or IMEI ID (last 10 digits are sufficient)
    • Date, Time (GMT), Latitude, and Longitude
    • Height of launch and Ship’s Speed
    • Sea conditions, or other information.

It must be noticed that deployment information is regularly exchanged between GDP and E-SURFMAR. Once transmitted, deployment information should appear in the GDP log at a few days later.

Buoy tracks

They may be displayed on several websites.