Marum’s application was validated on November 27, 2018, by an expert panel: the German institute will connect several instruments on the EMSO-Nice cabled observatory, proposed for Transnational Access (TNA) to European research or industrial teams in the framework of EMSO-Link project.
Marum will install a prototype of seismo-piezometer rod developed within the MODAL project. This instrument will simultaneously measure the ground accelerations of seismic waves produced by an earthquake and in situ fluid pore pressure. A Radon probe and a CTD (conductivity/temperature measurement) will also be deployed to detect fresh water seeps as a means to complete the multiparameter study of the factors suspected to contribute to sediment instability off the Nice airport.
Deployment is scheduled on August 2019 from R/V Europe, in close collaboration with Ifremer marine technology and geosciences units. The instruments will be deployed during at least one year.
Access costs are supported by the European Union
· EMSO-Nice observatory : http://www.emso-fr.org/EMSO-Ligure-Nice
· EMSO-Link Transnational access : http://emso.eu/transnational-access/