The SURLITOP project has been initiated in the frame of the
which has been formed after the the oil spill caused by the sinking of the ERIKA, which affected a large part of the
Atlantic coastline, from Brittany to Charentes. One aim of RITMER is to develop and demonstrate technologies
for tracking and monitoring of pollutants.
The SURLITOP project is
coordinated by Actimar.
Other partners include the University of Hamburg Remote Sensing Group / HF radar,
BOOST Technologies ,
LSEET (Laboratoire de Sondages Electromagnetiques
de l'Environnement Terrestre)
the French Hydrographic Office (SHOM).
The main aim of the French SURLITOP project
is to demonstrate operational monitoring for coastal zone management.
This animation [.avi file 56 MBytes] shows an example
of the surface current fields measured.
The set-up planned for the SURLITOP experiment includes:
The experiment is scheduled in Autum 2005.
- 2 WERA HF radar sites at Garchine and Brezellec
- 4 ADCPs to be deployed by SHOM at the locations indicated
- 1 directional waverider buoy deployed by SHOM at the location of ADCP 2
- 1 permanently installed buoy measuring wind and waves south of the traffic separation area
The SURLITOP project is funded 50% by the
French Ministry of Research and 50% by Actimar and BOOST Technologies.