Monitoring campaigns in the French West Indies: New buoys have been dropped to study marine currents
This Monday May 4th, 8 buoys were dropped by the French Navy on board La Combattante between Martinique and Saint Lucia. There are 6 buoys originally planned and two buoys that were recovered from the first campaign that took place during the second half of 2020. This campaign aim to collect data to feed digital models that simulate current and future hazards (coastal erosion, marine flooding). These buoys will be monitored in real time from a dedicated online platform.
In front of these buoys, adopt the right reflexes!
In order to acquire a maximum of data, the buoys must remain at sea as long as possible. We therefore call on sea users, fishermen and boaters, not to lift these buoys and let them drift with the current. If they are stranded on the coast, please contact Ifremer so that we can recover them.
The data acquired during these campaigns will help validate the numerical models of hydrology and currents of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Their projections will provide keys to find solutions to coastal risks.
Contacts : Jean.Pierre.Allenou@ifremer.fr/Amelie.Sechaud@ifremer.fr