LTER Marechiara - Italy

Basic Information
Site Name
LTER Marechiara
Short name
IT13-001-M
Country
Italy
Parent Site Name
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Site Description
The Gulf of Naples has an extension of ca 870 kmq and an average depth of 170 m. The coastal area, which is inhabited since pre-Roman age, is densely populated and small factories are actively growing. In the Gulf, polluted areas (Sarno river mouth, harbours) coexist with pristine areas, including some Protected Marine Areas. Research on marine organisms has started before since the beginning of 1800, but first ecological studies date back to the 70ies of the last century. The long-term monitoring station (LTER-MC, 40°49’N, 14°15’E) is located 2 nm off Naples city (depth ca 80 m) at the boundary between eutrophied coastal waters and oligotrophic Tyrrhenian waters. Larger areas of the Gulf have been sampled occasionally in several cruises. The MC data set represents one of the few plankton time series available in the Mediterranean Sea, and it is certainly one of the longest.
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2020-06-29 10:06:43

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1984
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Geographic
Size
0.00ha
Elevation (average)
-35.00msl
Elevation (min)
-70.00msl
Elevation (max)
0.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Italia (Italy) (LTER_EU_IT_061)This site is a verified "LTER Italia (Italy)" member.
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