The experimental activities of the Group are focused on various aspects of the physical oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea and its sub-basins, with a particular attention to the seas around Sardinia and Sicily. Data acquired in the framework of experimental activities often come from periodic oceanographic cruises organized through a calendar of use of CNR vessels.
The experimental activity is carried out at regional, sub-regional and coastal scale with the use of vessels of different size: from research vessels to small boats. Ocean data from cruises are used to study the characteristics of the general circulation, from seasonal to climatic time scale, and to validate numerical models.
Instruments used also vary depending from the needs and the objectives: ADCPs, drifters, multiparametric probes, tide gauges.
Activities are often realised in collaboration with other CNR institutes and/or Italian/international agencies/universities.
Here a list of the oceanographic cruises, organised by IAMC CNR in Oristano, follows (click on the cruise name to open the related picture). R/V Urania was used until the end of 2014, followed by R/V Minerva Uno until 2017 and therefore by the R/V Dallaporta. Cruise reports since 2006 are also available here while some CTD data in the Mediterranean Marine Database, in SeaDataNet and in the SEANOE repository, regularly updated.
MedGOOS1 (06/2000) Sardinian sea
MedGOOS2 (03/2001) Sardinian sea
MedGOOS3 (09/2001) Sardinian sea
MedGOOS4 (05/2002) Sardinian sea
MedGOOS5 (11/2002) Sardinian sea and channel, Sicily strait
MedGOOS6 (06/2003) Sardinian sea and channel, Sicily strait
MedGOOS7 (01/2004) Sardinian sea and channel, Sicily strait
MedGOOS8 (05/2004) Tyrrhenian sea
MedGOOS9 (10/2004) western
Mediterranean sea, Gibraltar strait
MedGOOS10 (06/2005) western Mediterranean sea, Gibraltar strait
MedGOOS11 (11/2005) Sardinia-Sicily opening, Sicily strait
MedGOOS12 (06/2006) eastern Mediterranean sea
MedGOOS13 (10/2006) western Mediterranean sea
Medocc07/MedCo07 (10/2007) western Mediterranean sea
MedCo08 (11/2008) western Mediterranean sea, Gibraltar strait
SICILY09 (11/2009) W Mediterranean, Sardinia channel, Sicily strait
BONIFACIO 2010 COR (03/2010) Corsica channel, Bonifacio Strait
BONIFACIO 2010 SIC (11/2010) Tyrrhenian sea, Sicily strait
BONIFACIO 2011 (11/2011) Tyrrhenian sea, Sardinia sea & channel
ICHNUSSA 2012 (01/2012) Tyrrhenian sea, Sardinia sea & channel
ICHNUSSA 2013 (10/2013) Tyrrhenian sea, sea/channel of Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily channel
ICHNUSSA 2014 (11/2014) Tyrrhenian sea, sea/channel of Sardinia, Corsica channel, Ligurian sea
ICHNUSSA 2015 (11-12/2015) Tyrrhenian sea, sea/channel of Sardinia, Corsica channel, Ligurian sea
ICHNUSSA 2017 (10-11/2017) Central Tyrrhenian sea, Sardinia-Sicily, channels of Sicily and Corsica