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Data set name

KEYCOP Nutrients and POC data (North Aegean)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectKEYCOP - Key Coastal Processes in the Mesotrophic Skagerrak and the Oligotrophic Northern Aegean. A Comparative Study.(KEYCOP)
Time period(a) September 1999 – (b) March 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Aegean Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Particulate total and organic nitrogen 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

The overall objective of the KEYCOP project is to understand and model the processes that determine the flux of carbon, nutrients and trace substances in the water column and sediment in different hydrographic regimes. The project is based round a series of hypotheses focusing on: i) The importance of turbulence in controlling small-scale plankton processes and interactions ii) The effect of stratification and nutrient pulsing on vertical particle flux and the microbial loop iii) The effect of mixing on plankton community structure and material fluxes iv) The interplay between plankton production, organic matter and trace metal speciation v) The importance of lateral processes in controlling sedimentation rates and water-sediment interactions. During 1999 and 2000, spring and summer field campaigns have been carried out in two contrasting semi-enclosed European seas, the Skagerrak and the Northern Aegean. These are complemented by one-dimensional modelling studies (General Ocean Turbulence Model, GOTM, coupled with European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model, ERSEM).

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 identifier6011013
Global identifier6299
Last revised2015-08-27