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