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OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Department of Biological Oceanography
Native name
OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), DIPARTIMENTO DI OCEANOGRAFIA BIOLOGICA
Changed into
OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography

organisation profile

The Department of Biological Oceanography (BiO) Was established in 2005, to continue the activity in the field of marine biology historically part of the scientific culture of Trieste and completing the oceanography skills of OGS. The Department is based in the hydric district of Aurisina water sources, Formerly Marine Biology Laboratory, And is actually organized in research, Operational and support groups with a staff of 30 researchers between biologists, Naturalists, Geologists and physicists. The laboratories are provided with the most modern and sophisticated equipment for research moreover the location of the Department, In front of the sea, Represent a distinctive and unique characteristic for scientific research opportunities in the field of marine science. The research activities of the Department BiO range from marine biogeochemistry to physiology, From ecology to traditional marine biology and are aimed to understanding the dynamics governing marine ecosystems in its complexity, And to evaluating the role of oceans in the global energy balance. The studies on local scale regard coastal and transition waters and address problems related to their sustainable management. To more general scale the interest is linked to the polar areas that represent the true motors engines of the climate. The Department is responsible for the site Gulf of Trieste, Part of macrosite North Adriatic inserted in the international network LTER (Long Term EcologicalResearch) That continues the historical series of hydrological,biological and biochemical data initiated by the University of Trieste in 1970.The research projects of the Department are often lead in collaboration with national and international research institutions and with some of these were formalized memoranda understanding that concur the exchange of personnel and equipments to achieve common objectives. Students from several Italian Universities carry out they own degree thesis or PhD studies at the Department.
In 2012 the Department of Biological Oceanography was merged into the Division of Oceanography after reorganization of OGS.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

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OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Latest update
6 November 2015 10:49:15 AM