|General info|| |
|Project title||Physical Oceanography of Eastern Mediterranean|
|Project reference||UNESCO, IOC and CIESM|
|Associated programme||POEM and POEM-BC (2nd phase of POEM, with biological and chemical components)|
|Geographic coverage||Mediterranean Sea (30-44N, 7-36E)|
|Sea area (C19)||Adriatic Sea,Aegean Sea,Ionian Sea,Mediterranean Sea|
|Data-themes (P08)||Chemical oceanography,Physical oceanography|
|Abstract||POEM was an international effort devoted to studying the circulation of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. It was sponsored by UNESCO, IOC and CIESM, with the participation of researchers from Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Turkey, USA and Yugoslavia.
The multidisciplinary, multi-national co-operative POEM scientific research program included physical, chemical and biological field observations, analysis and modelling simulations, of the general and mesoscale circulation. The intensive field experiment was focussing on processes studies of the formation, dispersion and spreading of the LIW in the Levantine Basin and of the DW in the Ionian Sea.
The POEM field experiment was carried out from 1985 to 1990 (Phase 1), from 1991 to 1995 (Phase 2). The second phase that began in 1991 included also the biological and chemical components.|
|Coordinating organisation||National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography|
|Country of Coordinator||Italy|
|Contact name||Dr. B.B. Manca|
|Contact organisation||National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography|
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|Collating centre||National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography|