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Data set name

MATER TRANSMED nutrients and POC data (1999)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectMTPII/MATER - Mass Transfer and Ecosystem Response(MATER)
Time period7 June - 2 July 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

E-W transmediterranean transect

Observations 
Parameters

Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

In June 1999, a cruise based on a E-W transmediterranean transect was conducted (Trans Mediterranean Cruise, TMC). The study included an almost longitudinal transect along the Mediterranean, from the eastern Levantine to the Balearic Sea, which covered a hydrographically diverse area. The sampling stations were selected to represent the main basins and/or physical features of the Mediterranean Sea (e.g. Rhodes gyre, Levantine basin, Cretan cyclonic gyre, S. Ionian basin, Sicily Strait, Algerian basin). A main objective was to study the spatial variability in the distribution of chemical (dissolved oxygen and nutrients, POC) and biological parameters (phytoplankton (chlorophyll-a) and zooplankton biomass, phytoplankton and zooplankton species composition, primary production, bacterial production) related to the hydrography.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr E. Krassakopoulou
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavyssos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76452
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emailvlikou@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6011015
Global identifier6216
Last revised2015-07-22