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Data set name

MEDAR/MEDATLAS II MBT & XBT Data of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectMEDAR/MEDATLAS II(MEDAR/MEDATLAS II)
Time period1908-2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Bathythermographs

Description 
Summary

The overall objective of the MEDAR/MEDATLAS II project is to make available a comprehensive data product of multi-disciplinary in-situ data and information in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, through a wide co-operation of the Mediterranean countries. The specific project objectives are: 1. to compile and safeguard historical data, with special attention to the East and South regions and the coastal areas, most of these data being regularly collected by the Mediterranean bordering countries in the frame of national regional or international programmes, and occasionally by a few other countries; 2. to make available comparable and compatible data sets of : temperature, salinity, oxygen, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, total nitrogen, phosphate, total phosphorus, silicate, H2S, pH, alkalinity, chlorophyll-a profiles by using a common protocol for formatting and quality checking; 3. to prepare and disseminate qualified value added products by using efficient gridding and mapping methodology; 4. to enhance communication between data managers and scientists to improve the data circulation.This data set includes MBT data from 81454 positions and XBT data from 80394 positions in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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 identifier6005042
Global identifier1214
Last revised2015-03-23