Profiling buoys

In collaboration with Turku University of Applied Sciences, FINMARI partners UTU, FMI, and SYKE-MRC maintain a profiling archipelago buoy near Seili station, for continuous measurement of basic physical, chemical, and fluorescence parameters of the water column.

The Seili profiling buoy was the first of the FINMARI profiling buoy network moored in 2015-2019 in the vicinity to the 4 coastal stations (Seili, Husö, Tvärminne, Utö), capturing the biogeographical gradient of the southern Finnish archipelago coastline.

This network of buoys yields high-resolution data for synthetic work across coastal gradients on seasonal stratification dynamics, forcing the pelagic-benthic coupling and concurrent material fluxes, highly relevant for eutrophication dynamics of coastal systems.