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Multidiscipline historical database of the Black Sea (version III)

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Dataset including physical, chemical and biological variables for the entire Black Sea basin. more

Black Sea inter-disciplinary multivariable historical database was first created in the framework of the NATO SfS TU-Black Sea project in 1994-1997 and was further maintained in the framework of the NATO SfP ODBMS Black Sea Project. It includes all main physical, chemical and biological variables for the entire Black Sea basin and serves as a base line for contemporary and future research activities and management purposes in the region. More information on the initial database can be found here. The DBMS was drastically updated within the NATO Science for Peace ODBMS Black Sea project in 1999-2002 including also creation of the Internet version of the database ( The initial database released after NATO TU Black Sea and NATO SfP ODBMS Black Sea Projects, was extended within the NATO Linkage Grant #980494 in 2004-2005 with 812 datasets and includes the quality controlled data for 148 variables from 1,117 data sets, including 14,147,397 data values for 74,532 oceanographic stations. The created third version of the Black Sea Database includes: • Main ODBMS database • Data of recent R/V "Akvanavt" expeditions (2001-2002 years) • The last R/V “Knor” Black Sea cruises (April - May, 2003) • Medar/Medatlas-II project database (Black Sea data for 1890 – 1998, that were not included in the ODBMS database) This version of the Database was released on CD ROM in May 2005. At the moment using of this CD ROM is restricted to the ODBMS Project participants only. The IBSS data included in this version of the database are near the same as were included in the first version. Only one data set with biological data was added (Cape Lukul, coastal expedition, August 1992) and 13 data sets with chemical and physical data. For the detailed information please contact Dr. Sukru Besiktepe (

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine, Benthos, Long-term monitoring, Phytoplankton, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton, MED, Black Sea

Geographical coverage
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1954 - 2003

Related datasets
Previous version:
NATO-TU: Historical database of the Black Sea (NATO-TU Black Sea Database) - version I, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2009-11-04
Information last updated: 2009-12-04
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