(CONtinental GAScogne) is a joint SHOM and LPO/CNRS project (2004-2006).


Several types of lagrangian instruments (SURface DRIFTers, MARVOR and RAFOS acoustic floats, PROVORS-T profiler floats) are being used in order to study the lagrangian circulation and hydrology over the continental slope and adjacent abyssal plain of the Bay of Biscay. Some specific processes, like mesoscale eddies or slope currents, will be investigated.

Contacts :Alain Serpette (SHOM) Loïc Gourmelen (SHOM) Bernard Le Cann (CNRS)

Data Contact :

Float list: Project CONGAS, Active floats