The site is equipped with two fixed stations: a meteo-oceanographic buoy (E1 buoy) and an elastic beacon equipped with meteo-oceanographic sensors (S1-GB beacon).
The fixed stations were deployed in ...he framework of a multidisciplinary research project that uses automated stations to study the marine environment, in cooperation between the Insitute of Marine Science (ISMAR) in Bologna (CNR) and other public and governmental Research Institutes. The S1 buoy was installed in 2004 at the Po river Delta and recently (2015) implemented being now an elastic beacon. The E1 buoy is off the coast of Rimini town measuring in near real-time meteo and physico-chemical oceanographic parameters at different depths in the water column. It records every 5-10-15-30 minutes atmospheric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed , wind gust, wind direction, net solar radiation, water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, turbidity, speed and direction of the currents, height, direction and period of the wawes .
The data are transmitted via GSM and downloaded (on average every 2-4 hours) at the Data Center of the Institute of ISMAR in Bologna.
Data are daily validated and analysed, in order to be used for different studies.
Evaluate the site contribution to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) monitoring.
Evaluate how the site contributes to the conservation strategy
Explore available data for Delta del Po e Costa Romagnola - Italy.
IOC Sea Level Station Monitoring Facility
Adriatic sea: human uses and MSP-related layers
Target species - EurOBIS occurrences
Copernicus Marine Service - Mediterranean Sea Physics Reanalysis