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Data set name

Volunteer Observing Ships - Mediterranean Forecasting system towards environmental predictions (MFSTEP)

Data holding centreCyprus Oceanography Center
CountryCyprus  Cyprus
Time periodMay, September, October 2004
OngoingNo
Geographical area

SE Levantine Basin , Eastern Mediterranean Sea, 31 to 35° N - 32 to 33° E

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Bathythermographs

Description 
Summary

The EU funded project Mediterranean Forecasting system towards environmental predictions (MFSTEP) main objective is to build the operational forecasting and observing system in the Mediterranean Sea. A ship of opportunity program, VOS work package providing XBT profiles to be assimilated in the basin forecasting model, sampled the Mediterranean upper thermocline thermal structure from September 2004 to July 2005. In the framework of this WP, XBT cruises are carried out along the VOS track Limassol - Port Said, in the SE Levantine Basin on board Cyprus VOS. A general repedition XBT cruise was carried out in late May 2004 (on board Princea Marissa of the Louis Cruise Lines). The XBT data are subject to QC procedures following the requirements of the MFSTEP project.

OriginatorsCyprus Oceanography Center
Data web sitehttp://www.oceanography.ucy.ac.cy/bythos
Availability 
OrganisationCyprus Oceanography Center
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactGeorge Zodiatis
Address

Cyprus Oceanography Center
University of Cyprus P.O. BOX 20537
Nicosia

1678
Cyprus

Telephone+357-22893988-82-83
Facsimile+357-22895051
Emailgzodiac@ucy.ac.cy
Administration 
Collating centreCyprus Oceanography Center
Local identifier47001006
Global identifier1087
Last revised2013-11-27