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General
Data set name

Multi-parametric Meteorological and Oceanographic Data Set for Bulgarian coastal zone

Data holding centreBulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre(BGODC), Institute of Oceanology
CountryBulgaria  Bulgaria
Time periodSince November 2006
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Bulgarian coastal zone. In front of town of Varna, 20 miles off Cape Galata

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level; Air pressure; Air temperature; Atmospheric humidity; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Wind strength and direction; Wave height estimates; Other wave statistics; Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column; Wave height and period statistics; Temperature variation in the water column

Description 
Summary

The system intends to provide both real-time information and operational forecasts of weather and sea state for the Bulgarian coastal areas. Weather and oceanographic station will be installed in crucial points along the coast. The implementation of this task has initiated with launch of the Galata station located off of the cape Galata near Varna on the wellhead development platform. In the future identical stations will be installed in the major Bulgarian ports. The in-situ data, together with satellite data and meteorological forecasts will be used to produce operational forecast for the region. Currently, the system is extended on three sites: Galata platform, Petreco shore control centre-PSCC and the Institute of Oceanology Operational Data Centre-IO-ODC. To transfer data between these three sites, a communication system is developed, which consists of radio communication between platform and PSCC and Internet connection between PSCC and IO-ODC. The raw data are stored in the IO-ODC.

OriginatorsBulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre(BGODC), Institute of Oceanology
Data web sitehttp://www.bgodc.io-bas.bg
Availability 
OrganisationBulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre(BGODC), Institute of Oceanology
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Atanas Palazov
Address

Bulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre(BGODC), Institute of Oceanology
40 Parvi may str. PO BOX 152
Varna

9000
Bulgaria

Telephone+359 52 370 486
Facsimile+359 52 370 483
Emailpalazov@io-bas.bg
Administration 
Collating centreBulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre(BGODC), Institute of Oceanology
Local identifier38001008
Global identifier1056
Last revised2009-03-16