The subject of the proposed research is the development of sustainable long-term collaboration between academic and research groups involved in marine research, through the common development and combined use of new tools and methodologies acting as “power multipliers”, for the study of the major fertilization mechanisms of the Aegean Sea marine ecosystem.


The project investigates the two major physical mechanisms of fertilization of the Aegean Sea:

1) the inflow of mesotrophic waters from the Black Sea in the North Aegean

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2) The wind-generated coastal upwelling taking part in the Eastern Aegean every summer and their consequent effect on the carbon uptake by the ocean.


This research has been co‐financed by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) ‐ Research Funding Program: THALES. Investing in knowledgesociety through the European Social Fund.