The CIRENE Project aims at deploying PROVOR floats in the western Indian Ocean. It is integrated into the french contribution to the ARGO Programme.


Between 5°N and 10°S, PROVOR floats have been deployed at different longitudes allowing a better zonal coverage of the Indian Ocean thermohaline variability in order to address the equatorial variability (e.g. impact of the Wyrtki Jets, Dipole Mode, ENSO impact), the SST/thermocline decoupling below the wind convergence zone, and the role of the ocean into boreal winter Intraseasonal Oscillation characteristics.

Scientific contact : Jérôme Vialard

Float list: Project CIRENE, Active floats