Scientific Departments
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Ocean Physics

The Ocean Physics Department is active in both coastal and open-ocean marine areas, in the following fields: a) Hydrodynamic circulation, mixing processes and climate change challenges, b) Air – sea interactions, c) Development and application of numerical modelling for hydrodynamic circulation and marine ecosystem dynamics, d) Technological innovations for the continuous monitoring of critical parameters


Marine Chemistry

The research activities of the department of Marine Chemistry focus on the study of the chemical processes that control the functioning and the evolution of marine ecosystems and their response to natural variability and anthropogenic pressures. They are supported by advanced research infrastructure. The researchers and scientists of the department participate in the implementation of

Biological Oceanography

Biological Oceanography

The primary objective of the Department of Biological Oceanography is the study of the biodiversity, structure, functioning, development and sustainable management of transitional, coastal and offshore marine ecosystems. To achieve these objectives, modern field and laboratory techniques, ecosystem simulations (models), and remote sensing methods of the pelagic ecosystem are applied. More specifically, the Biological Oceanography

Marine Geology & Geophysics

Marine Geology & Geophysics

SCIENTIFIC OUTLINE The scientific and research priorities of the Department of Marine Geology & Geophysics are largely defined by the unique geodynamic regime of the broader Hellenic region, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The movements of all blocks of the region in nearly all directions result in the development of significant, active geological


Ocean Observatories & Operational Oceanography

The main activities of the Ocean Observatories and Operational Oceanography division can be summarized as follows: Support and operation of an integrated ocean observatory in the Greek Seas consisted by a number of observing platforms: fixed stations, profilers, gliders, ferry boxes, cabled seabed platform. Production of short term forecasts regarding the weather, sea state, hydrodynamic