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Data set name

Distribution of organic matter in the bottom sediments of the Aegean Sea (NE Mediterranean, 1997-1998)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectMEDITERRANEAN TARGETED PROJECT MTP II-MATER(MATER)
Time periodMarch 1997 - March 1998
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Aegean Sea (NE Mediterranean)

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of carbohydrates, phenols, alkanols (alcohols), ethers, aldehydes and ketones in sediment; Carbon concentrations in sediment; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in sediment; Amino acids in sediment; Nutrient concentrations in sediment pore waters; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Phaeopigment concentrations in sediment

Instruments

Active fluorometers; unconsolidated sediment corers; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The seasonal and spatial distribution of organic carbon and nitrogen (TOC, TON), chloroplastic pigments, ATP, labile organic compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids) in the bottom sediments of the Aegean Sea were determined during 3 sampling periods: March 97, Sept. 97 and March 98. Sediment core samples were collected from 7 stations in the South Aegean Sea (900 to 2270 m depth) and 6 stations in the North Aegean Sea (95 to 1270 m depth) and sliced into 7 standard depth layers (0-3, 3-10, 10-20, 20-40, 40-60, 60-80, 80-100 mm depth). The main objective of this study was to record the changes in the distribution of organic matter in the sediments and examine possible effects on the local benthic microbial community of the Aegean Sea. Overall, the data indicate that in the North Aegean Sea sediments receive double the amount of fresh material than in the South Aegean Sea. This study was part of the multidisciplinary EU MAST III MTP II project MATER (contract MAS3-CT96-0051) and was conducted in conjunction with the Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of Ancona and the Institute of Marine Environmental Sciences of the University of Genova.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr A. Magoulas
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
Gournes Pediados P.O. Box 2214
Heraklion
Crete
71003
Greece

Telephone+30 2810337801
Facsimile+30 2810337870
Emaile.mironaki@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6004016
Global identifier1167
Last revised2015-03-23