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CINCS [CINCS: Pelagic - Benthic Coupling IN the oligotrophic Cretan Sea]

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Description
The main goal of project CINCS was to achieve a better understanding of the structure and function of the oligotrophic Cretan Sea (NE Mediterranean) ecosystem and to investigate its pelagic-benthic coupling efficiency in space and time. In order to do so, an intense multidisciplinary seasonal investigation was carried out over a shelf to slope transect (with 7 standard depth stations at 40,100, 200, 540, 700, 940 and 1570 m depth). The wealth of information produced was enormous and many of the tasks were conducted for the first time ever in the E. Mediterranean Sea.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Keywords:
Data, Fauna, Flora, Macrofauna, Marine Genomics, Megafauna, Meiofauna, Phytoplankton, MED, Crete Sea

Geographical coverage
MED, Crete Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1994 - 1998
Seasonally

Parameters
Benthic microbial activity (ATP), Biomass, Chlorophyll a, Density, Phaeopigment a, Primary production

Contributors
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata creatordata owner
Institute of Biology; National Center of Scientific Research "Demokritos", moredata creatordata owner
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), moredata ownerdata creator
National Agricultural Research Foundation; Fisheries Research Institute (FRI), moredata creatordata owner
The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), moredata creatordata owner
University of Ancona; Institute of Marine Science, moredata creatordata owner
University of Genova, moredata creatordata owner
University of Tromso; Norwegian College of Fisheries Science (NCFS), moredata creatordata owner

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-07-02
Information last updated: 2022-08-03
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