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

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.

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Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL EXPLORATION

Address

Messoghion Street 70
11527 Athens

Greece

Administrative Contact

Georgios GEKAS (Mr)

Participants (6)

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CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLAUSTHAL

Germany

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

Greece

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2002-00068

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 600 420

  • EU contribution

    € 2 002 389

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL EXPLORATION

Greece