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Hydrodynamics and geochemical fluxes in the strait of Otranto

Objective



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
elements.
The results of the experimental plan will provide a unique
data set both for validation of the models and assessment of complementary programmes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
Sgonico-trieste
Italy

Participants (4)

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Italy
Address
Castello 1364/A
30122 Venezia
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
33,Panepistimioupolis 33, Building Physics V, Univers
15784 Zographos, Athens
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Viale Romolo Gessi 2
34123 Trieste
National Centre for Marine Research
Greece
Address
Agios Kosmas, Helliniko
16604 Athens