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Acqua Alta Oceanographic Tower

Piattaforma Acqua Alta


december 2016

Acqua Alta Oceanographic Tower is undergoing a revamping process, all underwater instruments have been removed.



The "Acqua Alta" research tower was installed on January 1970 off the Gulf of Venice, Italy, by Micoperi for the CNR. This tower consists of a platform containing an instrument house, supported by a steel pipe structure, similar to that of an oil well derrick. The pipe structure is hammered 22 m into the bottom through each of its four hollow legs. The tower is situated in 16 m of water (MLLW). The Gulf of Venice site was chosen because it provided the best combination of desirable oceanographic features and practical operating convenience.

Acqua Alta is part of the LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) network

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