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Data set name

Benthos data from embayments and lagoons of Greece (1979-1992)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Dept. of Inland Waters
CountryGreece  Greece
Time period1979 - 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Coastal waters around Greece (Saronikos Gulf, Amvrakikos Gulf, Gulf of Kavala, Navarino Bay, Geras Bay, Messologi Lagoon)

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Description 
Summary

Various sampling projects as follows: During the period 1979-1983 benthic data were collected in Saronikos Gulf, within the framework of a research project funded by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology. Seasonal sampling took place at 7 sites to carry out phytobenthos studies. In September 1983 benthic data were collected in the Gulf of Kavala, within the framework of a research project funded by the Public Petroleum Corporation. Data were collected from 15 sites to carry out zoobenthos studies. During the period 1983-1984 benthic data were collected in Navarino Bay, within the framework of a research project funded by the Ministry of Maritime Commerce. The aim of the project was to investigate the effects of oil spill pollution in the area. Seasonal sampling took place at 20 sites for zoobenthos studies and at 3 sites for phytobenthos studies. During the period 1983-1986 benthic data were collected in Messologi Lagoons, within the framework of a research project funded by local authorities. The aim of the project was the environmental study of the area in order to make decisions on the protection and development of the area. Seasonal sampling took place at 16 sites for zoobenthos studies and at 6 sites for phytobenthos studies. In 1984 benthic data were collected in the Bay of Geras (Lesvos Island), within the framework of a research project funded by local authorities. The aim of the project was the ecological study of the area. Seasonal sampling took place at 10 sites for zoobenthos studies and at 4 sites for phytobenthos studies. During the period 1987-1989 benthic data were collected in Amvrakikos Gulf, within the framework of a project funded by local authorities. The aim of the project was to investigate the level of pollution of the area. Seasonal sampling took place at 12 sites for zoobenthos studies and at 7 sites for phytobenthos studies.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Dept. of Inland Waters
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Dept. of Inland Waters
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr A. Diapoulis
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Dept. of Inland Waters
46.7 km Athens - Sounio av.
Anavyssos
Attiki
19013
Greece

Telephone+30 2291076458
Facsimile+30 2291076419
Emailpenny@ath.hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6007001
Global identifier1217
Last revised2015-07-20