EXIF0001 - An observatory from the EMSO Azores
Set atop an active volcano, the Lucky Strike, and its hydrothermal field, EMSO-Azores observatory gives unique research opportunities. The hydrothermal vent, which is a fissure in Earth's surface from which hot water comes out, can be investigated with a multidisciplinary approach. The hosted peculiar fauna and microbial communities, the water composition and circulation are studied. Being at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where tectonic plates diverge, the site allows studying closely tectonic and volcanic activities.

General information

EMSO ERIC observatories

Data sources

EMSO Data File Explorer

Data from EMODnet

Essential Ocean Variables (Selected)