The monitoring programme is a continuation of, and will be partly built around the existing database from previous monitoring programmes, including the Poseidon monitoring system.
The project plans to undertake capacity building activities and specific implementations in selected sites, focusing on the planning and implementation of new sensors deployments on existing open sea multi-parametric moorings and coastal stations that are located within selected key sea zones. It also plans to incorporate systems such as underwater acoustics that will provide information for fisheries purposes on both fish stock assessment and fisheries indicators. All these measures are based on Annex III and V of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (85%): Programme Area: GR02 - Integrated Marine & Inland Water Management,
Greek National Contribution (15%)
Implementation: Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR)
Total cost: 2.383.349 Euros
Duration: May 2015 – April 2017
Scientific Supervisor: Leonidas Perivoliotis, Institute of Oceanography, HCMR
Athanasios Machias, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, HCMR
Marianna Giannoulaki, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, HCMR
Stefanos Kavadas, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, HCMR
George Petihakis, Institute of Oceanography, HCMR
Gerasimos Korres, Institute of Oceanography, HCMR