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General
Data set name

Monitoring in the Mediterranean Sea

Data holding centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
CountryTurkey  Turkey
Time period31/10/1985 - present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean

Observations 
Parameters

Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Atmospheric visibility and transparency; Bacteria environmental parameters; Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Other physical and chemical properties of suspended particulate material; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Wind strength and direction; Raw fluorometer output; Wave height estimates; Concentration of organic matter in water bodies; Bathymetry and Elevation; Particulate trace metalloid and inorganic selenium concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Redox potential in sediment; Secchi disk depth; Density of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies; Particulate total and organic phosphorus concentrations in the water column; Acoustic backscatter in the water column

Instruments

Transmissometers; CTD; plankton nets; discrete water samplers; active fluorometers; pH sensors; elemental analysers; titrators; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

Number of stations: 3533

OriginatorsInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactProf.Dr. Ferit Bingel (Director)
Address

Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
P.O.Box 28
Erdemli
Mersin
33731
Turkey

Telephone+90 324 5212406
Facsimile+90 (324) 5212327
Emailbingel@ims.metu.edu.tr
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Local identifier40001001
Global identifier1545
Last revised2009-03-04