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Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR / IO)
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
+30-22910-76452. -76460
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Research aims -To increase our knowledge in the fields of physical, chemical and biological oceanography. -To increase our knowledge of the interactions of the sea with the atmosphere, the sea bottom and the coastal areas.


Departments Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography & Marine Geology and Geophysics complemented by three Inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary sections Open Seas, Coastal Environment & Operational Oceanography Laboratories The Biogeochemical Laboratory covers all scientific sectors by means of nine Laboratory Analytical Units: Sedimentology, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Plankton, Benthos, Toxicology, Sediment Traps, Geotechnology, Electron Microscopy Databank Dept.: (GIS and databases) and the Department of Technological Support and Development Equipment State-of-the-art laboratory equipment includes automated nutrient analytical apparatus, dissolved carbon dioxide and total organic carbon, atomic absorption spectrophotometers equipped with graphite oven and generator of hydrides, spectrophotometers, «clean room», gaseous and humid chromatographs, mass spectrograph, CHN analyzer, fluorescence, X-ray diffraction analysis and fluorescence analysis, Pb 210 analysis, Sedigraph, coulter counter, Microtox, multi-channel system analysis and radiograph of cores, Scanning Electronic Microscope and many other laboratory apparatuses. Field equipment: side-scan sonar, boomer, multi plankton net etc., samplers for water, sediments and marine organisms Activities The Institute carries out research and offers a varied range of services in areas such in biogeochemistry, marine technology and marine meteorology, measurement and forecast sea state, as well as in the coastal environment, operational oceanography and open sea oceanography. Teams The scientific, technical and administrative personnel working in research projects and studies currently number 105, including 68 scientists. Projects Over the last five-year period 125 projects and studies were carried out, financed by the EU, public and private sectors. Over the last five years a total of 443 publications, in peer reviewed international journals and conferences, was published.

results in other services

  • 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

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Collating centre
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR / HNODC)
Latest update
13 April 2021 8:36:59 AM