Short Name:
Cartagena_Station

Cartagena_Station

Antares Cartagena station is located 10 km offshore, across from the Cartagena Bay/Caribbean Sea at 75° 36'W, 10° 22'N in Cartagena, Colombia. Activities in the station are coordinated by the General Maritime Directorate for the Caribbean Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Center (CIOH).


Activities at Antares Cartagena Station started in 2008 when the CIOH joined the ANTARES monitoring network (see http://www.antares.ws/?p=station.php&st=7). The CIOH has measured in situ CTD temprature, pressure, salinity, oxygen and fluorescence. Additionally, water samples are taken at discrete depths with Niskin bottles and temperature, salinity, oxygen and pH are measured through multiparameter probe.


Assays for determining chlorophyll, planktonic community analysis, determination of nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, orthophosphates and silicates) and SST, are performed in CIOH's laboratory which is accredited under NTC ISO / IEC 17025:2001 for physic-chemical analysis of marine and estuarine waters.

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