Interannual large-scale variability in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and interactions with the Aegean Sea
Climpact: national network for climate change and its impacts
Published under CEST2021
Proceedings ISBN: 978-618-86292-1-9
Proceedings ISSN: 2944-9820
The Mediterranean Sea and its eastern sub-basin are marginal oceanic basins subjected to strong anthropogenic and natural pressures. During the last decades new findings have revised the way of assessing the circulation and physical functioning of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Natural oscillations have been discovered while the impact of climate change has also been observed. Interannual variability has also been evident in the Aegean Sea, which is in close connection with the eastern Mediterranean. The continuous monitoring of the marine environment and the creation of long time series of marine observations is required in order to understand the functioning of the complex Mediterranean and Aegean ecosystems. The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research supports the creation of such time series by deploying multidisciplinary instrument moorings at specific key-points of the Aegean Sea, in an effort to provide scientific results essential for both sustainable development and mitigation of environmental pressures.
Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Cretan Sea, Climate change