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Data set name

Hydrochemical and biological data from river courses (1986-2000)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Dept. of Inland Waters
CountryGreece  Greece
Time period1986 - 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Almost the whole of Greece

Observations 
Parameters

Unspecified

Description 
Summary

Research is undertaken in order to meet the new Framework for European Community Water Policy, which introduces the concept of ecological quality of surface waters. However, the estimation of the biological quality of running waters, based on international metrics, was a task of the Institute since 1986. In order to assess the ecological quality of Greek surface waters it is a need to define, besides the hydrochemical quality, their biological quality, according to the Greek biogeoclimatic and faunistic characteristics. This, in turn, requires a complete set of macroinvertebrate species found in the different Greek river types as well as the development of country specific metrics. A further task within that concept is the development of a Greek river typology. Data are collected by in situ observations, in situ measurements and sampling of water and macrozobenthos organisms according to state of the art procedures. Geographical information is gained by GIS techniques. The determination of unknown species is carried out in collaboration with European experts.

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
AvailabilityBy negotiation
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 identifier6007005
Global identifier1221
Last revised2015-08-21