DELOS Data

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Example data

 
Fish photographed by the near field close view camera

Example images from the close view cameras.  Clockwise from top left: Synaphobranchus kaupii, Bythitidae, Centroscymnus coelolepsis, Macrouridae, Sea cucumber, Antimora rostrata

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Example images from the wide view cameras. Left to right: Bythitidae, Macrouridae , Rajidae (ray) & Zoarcidae

 

Oceanographic data collected in 2010 from the Near-field (red) and Far-field (cyan) platforms.

 

Near field ADCP data

The near field ADCP data set shows current speed and direction out to a range of 80 m above DELOS

 

 

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The Sonar shows sedimentation processes and possibly fish movements to a range 100m out to the side of DELOS

Publications

Vardaro, M.F., Bagley P.M/, Bailey, D.M., Bett, B.J., Jones, D.O.B, Milligan, R.J., Priede, I.G., Risien, C.M., Rowe, G.T., Ruhl, H.A., Sangolay, B.B., Smith, K.L., Walls, A, Clark, J.  2013. "A Southeast Atlantic deep-ocean observatory: first experiences and results." Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 11: 304-315.

Bagley, P.M., Smith, K.L., Bett, B.J., Priede, I.G., Rowe, G., Clarke, J., Walls, A., Ruhl, H.A., Bailey, D.M. 2013. The DELOS Project; Long-term Observatories in an Oil Field Environment in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. In Seafloor Observatories: A New Vision of the Earth from the Abyss, Ed. P. Favali, A. Santis and L. Beranzoli, Chap. 11. Berlin: Springer-Praxis.

Bagley, P.M., Smith, K.L., Bett, B., Priede, I.G., Rowe, G., Clarke, J., Walls, A. 2007. Deep-ocean Environmental Long-term Observatory System (DELOS): Long-term (25 year) monitoring of the deep-ocean animal community in the vicinity of offshore hydrocarbon operations. In Oceans '07 (ISBN: 978-1-4244-0635-7), 1–5 Aberdeen: IEEE.

Conference Proceedings

O'Brien, R., Walls, A., Clarke, J., Costa, S.P., Oliviera, S., Smith, K., Priede, I.G., Vardaro, M., Rowe, G., Bailey, D., Milligan, R., Ruhl, H., Sangolay, B.B., 2014. "A Deeper Perspective: 5 Years of the Delos Project." SPE International Conference on Health, Safety, and Environment, Long Beach, California, USA, 17-19 March

Milligan, R.J., Clarke, J., Polanski, J. et al. 2013. Deep Water Environmental Long-term Observatory System: Studies of Fish Community Structure in an Angolan Deep Water Oil Field. Oral presentation given at the Deep-Sea Fish Biology meeting, University of Glasgow, UK, 8–11 July.

Milligan, R.J., Clarke, J., Polanski, J. et al. 2012. The effects of oil production on deep-water fish communities in West Africa: Early results from the DELOS project. Oral presentation given at the 13th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, 3–7 December.

Walls, A., Clarke, J., Bagley, P., Sangolay, B.B. 2010. Deepwater Environmental Long-term Observatory System (DELOS). Paper SPE 126642 presented at the SPE International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12–14 April. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/126642-MS.

Bagley P.M., Smith K.L., Bett B.J. et al. 2006. Deep ocean Environmental Long term Observatory System (DELOS): Long term monitoring of the deep ocean demersal community in the vicinity of offshore hydrocarbon operations. Poster presented at the 11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Southampton, UK, 9–14 July.

Data Access

Data will become available on PANGAEA®, a digital data library for earth system research.
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