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Data set name

MATER TRANSMED nutrients and POC data (1999)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
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; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrate 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 (HCMR/IO)
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr E. Krassakopoulou
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
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 (HCMR/HNODC)
Local identifier6011015
Global identifier6216
Last revised2015-07-22