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Mechanisms of ecosystem change in the Western Channel

Redeployment of the E1 buoy for the Western Channel Observatory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory and The Marine Biological Association operate an array of autonomous buoys in the English Channel. Each buoy is equipped with an array of sensors to look at both atmospheric and marine parameters.

The moored buoy at “E1″, an established location for oceanographic and biological sampling, is due to be redeployed after winter maintenance. The E1 buoy is scheduled for deployment on Monday June 10, in collaboration with the Met Office and Trinity House.

E1 buoy

One of the autonomous buoys operating in the Western English Channel. Data from these buoys is used in Marinexus research.

Watch this space for news and hopefully some pictures – weather permitting!

Find out more about the E1 buoy and the Western Channel Observatory.

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