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Data set name

MEDATLAS CTD Data of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (1970-1995)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectMEDAR/MEDATLAS II(MEDAR/MEDATLAS II)
Time periodFrom August 1970 to June 1995
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

The MEDATLAS project had the following objectives: to update the available data sets of temperature and salinity profiles measured in the Mediterranean Sea, to check the data Quality (QC) for scientific use according to the IOC and MAST recommendations, to merge the compiled data sets and update the climatological statistics with a resolution adapted to the Mediterranean space scales and to make available the numerical data on a user friendly medium. On the long term the project aimed to improve the data safeguarding, the data quality and to facilitate the preparation of the experimental and numerical scientific programmes. The MEDATLAS hydrological database has been created by a consortium of several data centres, including HNODC (Greece), IEO (Spain), SHOM and IFREMER (France) and ICES (Denmark).This data set comprises data from 270 cruises conducted by various countries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and includes CTD measurements of temperature and salinity made at 15397 stations.

OriginatorsUNKNOWN
Data web sitehttp://mapserver.ath.hcmr.gr/pagin/v27/index_new.php
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactA. Iona
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavissos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76367
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emaildata@hnodc.hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6005006
Global identifier1177
Last revised2015-07-17