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MATER Project Current Meter Data (Eastern Mediterranean Sea 1997-1998)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectMEDITERRANEAN TARGETED PROJECT MTP II-MATER(MATER)
Time periodFrom March 1997 to June 1998
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Aegean Sea, Straits of the Cretan Arc

Observations 
Parameters

Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

Instruments

Current meters

Description 
Summary

The objective of the MTP II-MATER is to study and to quantify the triggering and controlling mechanisms of mass and energy transfer between the different compartments (land - sea, sea - atmosphere, water - sediment, living - non living, pelagos - benthos), in contrasting trophic environments (from eutrophic to oligotrophic) of the Mediterranean Sea and to investigate the ecosystem response to such transfer.This programme is designed to assess the physical, biological and geochemical processes at various time and space scales, from the entire basin down to the local scale and from interannual variations to daily processes with the aim to forecast the global evolution. MTP II - MATER couples both experimental work and modelling.The project gathers 55 research groups from 13 EU Member States and 3 non-EU States.The data set comprises 24 one-year time series from 8 moorings with 30 minute values of speed, direction, temperature and conductivity.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://hnodc.hcmr.gr/?page_id=351
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 identifier6005027
Global identifier1198
Last revised2015-03-23