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Water bottle physical oceanographic data of coastal waters around Greece (1972-1990)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectNational Projects(National Projects)
Time periodFrom 1972 to 1990
Geographical area

Saronikos Gulf (Central Greece), Pagassitikos Gulf (Western Aegean Sea), Thermaikos Gulf (Northwestern Aegean Sea), Patraikos Gulf (Western Greece), Rio-Antirrio Strait (Eastern Patraikos Gulf), Amvrakikos Gulf (Western Greece), North Euboikos Gulf (Central Greece), Gera Bay (Lesvos Island), Mytilini Strait (Eastern Aegean Sea), Navarino Bay (South Ionian Sea), Rhodos Strait (Southeastern Aegean Sea)


Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column


Discrete water samplers


Data have been collected using Nansen and NIO water sampling bottles. For temperature and salinity measurements reversing thermometers and an inductive salinometer were used. Collection of data aimed at studying hydrology and dynamics of coastal areas for management and protection. Temperature and salinity data from a total of around 2800 water bottle casts exist. These have been made in various coastal areas, as follows: In Saronikos Gulf, 76 seasonal cruises were conducted, during the period 1975-1990, in which a total of 1365 casts were carried out and 8068 water samples were collected. In Pagasitikos Gulf, 19 cruises took place during the period 1975-1989, in Pagassitikos Gulf and 2413 water samples were collected from 428 casts. In Thermaikos Gulf, 7 cruises were carried out during the period 1975-1977 and 3 cruises from 1984 to 1985. During these cruises 411 casts were performed and 1662 water samples were collected. In Patraikos Gulf, 3 cruises took place during 1980-1981 with 101 casts and 618 collected samples. In addition, 5 oceanographic cruises were carried out in the Strait Rio-Antirrio during 1986-1987, in which 390 samples were collected from 73 casts. In Amvrakikos Gulf, a survey took place in 1987 and included 4 seasonal cruises during which 843 samples were collected from 191 casts. In North Euboikos Gulf, 2 cruises were conducted in 1983, during which 359 samples were collected from 51 casts. In Gera Bay and Mytilini Strait one cruise took place in 1983 with the collection of 128 samples from 28 casts. In Navarino Bay, an oceanographic survey was carried out in 1983 and included 2 cruises, during which 103 samples were collected from 24 sites. In Rhodos Strait, 5 cruises took place during 1983-1984 with the collection of 209 samples from 25 hydrological casts.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
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OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
ContactA. Iona

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712


Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR/HNODC)
Local identifier6013003
Global identifier1293
Last revised2015-07-21