Research disciplines

What are we measuring in the oceans? Presentation of the parameters observed, collected and measured in the oceans according to the main scientific disciplines: Marine biology, Marine biogeochemistry, Ocean physics, Geology, Meteorology.These pages present the parameters measured according to a synthetic description by dynamically grouping together several information presented on other pages of the ODATIS site. From a page of a given parameter, direct links lead you to the data catalogue.

Marine Biology

Phytoplankton
Zooplankton
Bivalves
Benthic habitats
Tropical marine organisms
Pathogenic organisms
Toxins (amnesiac, phycotoxins, lipophilic, paralyzing)
Chlorophyll

Marine biogeochemistry

Nutrients (nutrient salts),
Dissolved organic matter (CDOM),
Chemical elements ( in both soluble and particulate forms) and contaminants,
Dissolved oxygen,
Metals and metalloids,
Isotopes,
Turbidity,
Alkalinity (pH)

Ocean Physics

Temperature
Salinity
Sea surface heights
Currents
Wave
Tide
Pressure
Ice
Acoustics (speed of sound)
Optical parameters (Backscatter/attenuation/absorption coefficients)

Geology

Sedimentary flow
Coastline
Hydrology (river flows at sea)

Meteorology

Surface wind
Air temperature
Atmospheric pressure
Precipitation
Humidity
Radiative flux (solar radiation)
Aerosols