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National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography (OGS)
Native name
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Sezione di Oceanografia
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
Sgonico (Trieste)
Centre Website

organisation profile

The Division of Oceanography, currently, has more than 60 researchers, technologists, technicians and administrative staff. The activities of the division range from scientific research to technological development and are addressed to experimental and theoretical oceanography, with particular reference to physical and biological oceanography, biogeochemistry, marine ecology and modeling of marine systems.
Currently, the expertise of the staff is regrouped into four areas:
Physical Oceanography (Experimental, Autonomous Systems, Coastal)
Marine Biology
Modeling of marine system
The Technological Development Unit (TECDEV), with Marine Metrology and Calibration Unit (CTMO) and mechanical workshop (OFFMEC), and the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC, Centro Nazionale di Dati Oceanografici) operate within the Division of Oceanography. The NODC is part of the International Oceanographic Data Exchange (IODE) system of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). The NODC database currently contains more than 300 thousand vertical profiles of physical and biochemical variables, to which the scientific community has free access through a simple web interface. The information system OGS/NODC is integrated for all practical purposes into the European network of distributed databases (SeaDataNet). The division manages two main observatory sites: the coastal site “Gulf of Trieste”, which includes a series of meteo-marine data, acquired by continuous systematic monitoring (Monitoraggio Ambientale Operativo, MAMBO), and the site of long term ecological research Gulf of Trieste-Time series, which is included in the Italian Long Term Ecological Research-LTER network and the oceanic site E2M3A, situated at the center of the South Adriatic Trench, inserted into the European network of the EuroSITES oceanic observatories project of the global OceanSITES network. The site E2M3A supplies meteorological data and physical and biochemical data in the intermediate and deep part of the water column to the air-sea interface.
Within the Division, units supporting management and research have also been set up, such as the Unit for the cross-cutting strategies (Crosscutting Action Team, CAT), the Unit of Management and Administration, Unit for Research and Administrative Support to Management.
The Division of Oceanography was established in 2012 after the merging between the Department of Biological Oceanography (BiO) and Department of Oceanography (OGA).

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Connected Data Centres (CDI)
  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)
  • Ocean observing systems (EDIOS)
  • European Cruise programmes (EuroFleets)
  • Ocean going Cruise programmes (POGO)
  • EMODnet Ingestion Service

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography (OGS)
Latest update
22 March 2022 12:13:09 PM