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Greek Biotope-Wetland Centre (GBWC)

Greek name: Ελληνικό Κέντρο Βιοτόπων-Υγροτόπων

Thesaurus terms (10) : Ecological restoration; Environmental assessment; Environmental education; Hydrobiology; Management plans; Natural management area; Public awareness; Water management; Water resources; Wetlands
Mihaniona, 570 01
Thermi, PO.BOX 60394

Tel.: +30-(0)2310-47 33 20
Fax: +30-(0)2310-47 17 95
Type: Foundation

+N443 dredges
1 Anchor dredge
1 Agassiz trawl

1 open-sea prototype buoy (MEDOUSA)
3 Gravity corers
2 portable bathometers (LOWRANCE X15, LOWRANCE MACH-1)
1 Air Gun (PAR BOLT)
2 Side Scan Sonar (GEOACOUSTICS)
2 Subbottom Profilers (3.5Khz, ORE) (4 and 12 transducer array fish)
1 Towed deep-sea video sled
1 Sediment water interface camera (SPI)
ROXANN bottom discrimination sonar

20 Sediment Traps (TECNICAP PPS3/3)
1 Pump (TECNICAP Perfils)

1 2-Manned Submersible (COMEX-FR, operational depth 610m),
2 ROV's (up to 2000m) – go ,
Multibeam echosounder (SEABEAM 2021),
2 transmissometers,
Benthic lander for SCOC measurements
Benthic lander w/ camera
Baited traps

Other field instruments in use
A FerryBox system equipped with T, S, Chl-a and Turbidity sensors and a GSM transmission system
1 Portable ROXANN bottom discrimination sonar
1 Aanderaa wave and tide recorder (WTR-9)
1 Aanderaa doppler current meter (DCS 3900 MKII)
1 Aanderaa current meter (RCM-7)
1 Aanderaa automatic weather station (AWS2700) with 18 channel data logger (DL 3660) and wind speed, wind direction, solar radiation, humidity, air pressure, and air temperature sensors
1 Aanderaa pressure tide gauge (WLS 3796A) with temperature sensor and 5 channel data logger (DL 3634)
Prototypes of a radioactivity sensor (KATERINA)


A high performance computing centre for the POSEIDON system (main server is a 16CPU-shared memory SMP system (Origin2000, Silicon Graphics) with a series of workstations and peripheral computing equipment supporting the server
2 Satellite data ground receiving stations (1 CLS ARGOS system for AVHRR data and 1 DARTCOM HRPT system for AVHRR and SeaWiFS data)

A platform for cellular telephony (TELEFOS)
Main Research Areas:
Open Seas & Deep Basins
Coastal Zones & Shelf Seas
Operational Oceanography
Marine Technology

Projects (4)  Top 
  • Concerted actions for the management of Strymonikos coastal zone, more
  • EUROLIMPACS: Euro-Limpacs, more
  • EVALUWET: European Valuation and Assessment tooLs sUpporting Wetland Ecosystem legislaTion, more
  • IMEW: Integrated management of european wetlands, more

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