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Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR / HNODC)
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712

organisation profile

HNODC was established in 1986, in the frame of the cooperation of Greece with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. It is a national agency, part of the international network of national oceanographic data Centres operating within the framework of the IOC's Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE). As part of its contribution to the network, HNODC participates in different elements of the IODE system, including acquiring, formatting, quality controlling, cataloguing, archiving, disseminating and exchanging of marine data and information. In addition, HNODC provides active support to scientists processing their data and carries out work in developing techniques for the processing, display and dissemination of oceanographic data, using computer technology. Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HNODC) operates within the framework of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), in Athens and it is recognized as a national facility for international oceanographic data and information exchange. HCMR is the leading marine research Centre in Greece with a long experience in various fields of marine science and technology and important research activity. As of its research activity, HCMR participates in several national development programmes, as well as, in international research projects within the framework of which systematic multidisciplinary surveys are carried out in coastal and open sea waters (mainly of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea) and a large amount of a wide range of data types is collected. Hence, the HNODC holds a great diversity of various data types. The majority of the data is kept in MEDATLAS format and has been subjected to quality control prior to their organization in a database, using the relational database management system (RDBMS) ORACLE. HNODC itself has been involved in several international projects and other activities related to ocean and marine data management issues. Most important of them are the Projects: EU/MATER, EU/IOC MEDAR/MEDATLAS-II, EU/MEDATLAS, EU/EURONODIM, EU/EDIOS, EU/SEASEARCH, etc. For data processing HNODC uses modern computer technologies upgraded in 2002.

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)
  • EMODnet Ingestion Service

edmo metadata

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Collating centre
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre (HCMR / HNODC)
Latest update
1 February 2017 12:23:48 PM