On 7th November 2017 the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences deployed an oceanographic research buoy in the Słupsk Channel. The deployment was carried out from the board of the IO PAN research vessel r/v Oceania.

    Buoy is a component of the Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure built by IO PAN as a part of the Argo Poland program. Obtaining and equipping of the buoy was possible thanks to cooperation with the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and the University of Gdańsk.

    The buoy (OCEANOR type) transmits oceanographic and meteorological data via a satellite Iridium system.


  • Lat = 55 deg 12.73' N
  • Long = 16 deg 41.46' E
  • Depth = 74 m
  • ADCP depth = 70 m
  • lower SBE37 depth = 71 m
  • upper SBE37 depth = 2.7 m
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     Photo: Jakub Zdroik

    Temperature, salinity and water density obtained from CTD instruments deployed on the buoy


    Records exceeding the means plus/minus one standard deviation are filtered. Temporary errors visible as constant values may be also caused by problems with the transmission (the last records are storred in the memory).

    Near-bottom currents derrived from ADCP mounted above the buoy anker


    Short periods of lacking data are due to problems with the transmission.