This area has been monitored for a long time with conventional cruise. Long term series get with various tools and various sampling times are already available (SOMLIT, DYFAMED). Existing cables installed for the ANTARES neutrino detector experiment make this site ready for development.
Proposed network of Ligurian's observatory
This site gives an opportunity to test technological development in a place of high scientific interests. Long time series measurement, with low sample rates time exists. It will be possible to compare these data with those acquired at high sample cote time by a cable observatory.
The availability of ROVs and submersibles in this area will allow a “low cost” maintenance of the observatory and the deployment for testing of new instrumentation.
All scientific disciplines can find interest to use data collected by such a network.