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European co-ordination on mediterranean prodeltas

Reference no: EVK3-CT-2001-20001
Period: December 2001 till November 2004
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Databases; Deltas; Fluvial sedimentation
Geographical term: AE, Mediterranean Water [Marine Regions]

Institutes (9)  Top 
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography, more, partner
  • University of Southampton; Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC), more, partner
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Geologie; Renard Centre of Marine Geology (RCMG), more, partner
  • Universiteit Utrecht; Departement voor Fysische Geografie, Coastal and River System (UU-FG), more, partner
  • Universiteit Utrecht; Faculteit Geowetenschappen; Department of Earth Sciences - Geochemistry, more, partner
  • Universität Bremen; Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, more, partner
  • Université Aix-Marseille III; Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement (CEREGE), more, partner
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more, partner
  • National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar), more, partner

"EURODELTA is a concerted action on Mediterranean prodeltas, a crucial link between fluvial deposition and marine sedimentation, yet a major gap in our understanding of coastal and shelf systems. Ongoing research is generating an extensive database on prodeltas for a variety of practical and scientific purposes. We realise that many investigators are

  1. working in the same area with no co-ordination and different objectives,
  2. facing independently similar problems in different prodeltas, or
  3. working on prodeltas with only limited knowledge of the influence of adjacent sub aerial deltas.

These researches, or practical activities, when integrated, will result in a substantial improvement of our understanding of prodelta systems. In this respect the objectives of the proposed concerted action are to integrate, standardise, share and make available data from the largest number of Mediterranean prodelta."

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