In the framework of the Project, Oceanic has made a control of checking in the samples that had entered in the sea in July, specifically on 17 October 2016. The checkup control was realized on the buoys NR1 and NR2. The objective of the intervention was to be sure that samples remain in good condition and if necessary reinforce the mooring chains. Indeed, the samples object of study were exactly in the same place. However, the need to perform a few additional moorings was detected. Therefore, new moorings were placed and the ties that were damaged were replaced.
Apart from this, object of study panels were coated by fouling as you can see in the images.