The major scientific objectives of this research project are to improve knowledge about the hydrodynamics of the Strait of Otranto and to evaluate the water and particle fluxes across this Strait at synoptic, seasonal and interannual time scales.
A long-term (15 months) monitoring of currents (with current recorders) and sediment fluxes (with sediment traps) in the
Strait will be performed. Seasonal surveys in the area of the Strait, including one basin-wide (covering the Southern
Adriatic and Northern Ionian Seas) survey, will complement the above observations. The synoptic shipboard measurements will include CTD casts as well as water sample collections for the determination of nutrients and dissolved and particulate
The results of the experimental plan will provide a unique
data set both for validation of the models and assessment of complementary programmes.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
15784 Zographos, Athens