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Long Term Ecological Research (LTER-Italia) "C1" station


Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) is an essential component of world wide efforts to better understand ecosystem structure, functioning and response to natural and man-made impacts. Since 1986, the time-series station “C1” in the Gulf of Trieste (GoTTs), in the northernmost part of the Adriatic Sea, represents a crucial site for marine LTER as subject to the interaction among several natural and man-induced forcing factors. The major objectives of the GoTTs are to understand the functioning and to identify changes in the northern Adriatic marine coastal ecosystem.


Since 1986 marine-biological-chemical measurements on a monthly basis.



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sea sampling at the C1 station



Mnemiopsis leidyi - Sea walnut

Current data - trends

Seawater temperature March 2016 -March 2018
Salinity March 2016 - March 2018
Nitrate concentration (N-NO3)
January 2016 - January 2018
Phosphate concentration (P-PO4)
January 2016 - January 2018
Silicate concentration (H4SiO4)
January 2016 - January 2018
CO2 partial pressure
January 2016 - January 2018
Dissolved oxygen concentration (DO)
February 2016 - February 2018
Chlorophyll α concentration
January 2016 - January 2018
pHT (measured at in situ temperature)
January 2016 -January 2018
Abundance of total prokaryotes
March 2016 - March 2018
Monthly abundance (cell L-1) of
phytoplankton in the surface layer
(January 2017 - February 2018
and percentage composition of the
main phytoplankton groups in February 2018
Monthly abundance (ind L-1) of
microzooplankton in the surface layer
(January 2016 - November 2017)
and percentage composition of the
main microzooplankton groups
in November 2017
Monthly abundance (ind m-3) of mesozooplankton collected by WP-2
vertical hauls (January 2016 - December 2017) and percentage composition
of the main mesozooplankton groups in December 2017


For more informations, please contact: B. Cataletto -- M. Lipizer
Last update: March 26, 2018 -- Webmaster: R.Iungwirth