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Exploration and evaluation of the eastern mediterranean sea gas hydrates and the associated deep biosphere

Objective

The purpose of the ANAXIMANDER project is to perform the delicate sampling of methane containing sediments and associated gas hydrate sites in the Eastern Mediterranean with a state of the art instrumentation, and to study the associated fluids and gas and the deep biosphere (bacteria) related to production of methane and/or to dissociation of gas hydrates. The field data will be studied in the laboratories by using the most modern technology, in order to develop the correct models of the various parameters that comprise the gas hydrate environment and to answer the relevant questions that have been up to now unanswered about the hydrate environment.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL EXPLORATION
Address
Messoghion Street 70
11527 Athens
Greece

Participants (6)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,passeig Joan De Borbo S/n
08039 Barcelona
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
46,7 Km Athens-sounion Avenue
19013 Anavyssos
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLAUSTHAL
Germany
Address
Agricolastrasse 10
38678 Clausthal-zellerfeld
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Politechneioupolis
73100 Hania - Crete
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Mnller Breslau Strasse -- Scheuseninsel
10623 Berlin
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Budapestlaan 4
3508 TA Utrecht