Coriolis côtier (or Coastal Coriolis) is including HF (High-Frequency) coastal networks aiming to observe the coastal environment from the coast to the open ocean including the continental shelf and slope in limited regions (e.g. Bay of Biscay, English Channel, Northwestern Mediterranean Sea).

Coastal observing infrastructures are managed by different institutes

Which geographical regions ?

Which ocean variables ?

Which platforms (and networks) ?

CORIOLIS Contribution

CORIOLIS aims to provide a national coordination for permanent in situ coastal and regional observations of interest to both research and operational oceanography. This coastal extension of CORIOLIS activities is structured within the European community involved in JERICO-NEXT and AtlantOS projects (H2020 programme) and EuroGOOS.

Real-time data from eulerian platforms are collected in the CORIOLIS database, qualified by the SCOOP software and distributed to the CDOCO (Data Center for Operational Coastal Oceanography). R&D activities for coastal CORIOLIS applications are organized through 4 thematics:  

  • evolution of real-time and delayed mode procedures for the data control
  • conception of new historical databases and climatologies
  • observation network optimisation
  • new instruments and new sensors