DATA HOLDING CENTRE DESCRIPTION (EDMED Part A)


PART A1

*CENTRE-NAME:

CNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di La Spezia),

ex Stazione Oceanografica

*VISIT-ADDRESS:

Forte Santa Teresa, 19036 Pozzuolo di Lerici, La Spezia

*COUNTRY:

Italy

*CENTRE-WEBSITE:

www.iof.cnr.it


*DESCRIPTION: The Istituto di Scienze del Mare (ISMAR)- Sezione di La Spezia was formely known as Stazione Oceanografica (SO), a section of the Istituto per
lo Studio della Dinamica delle Grandi Masse (ISDGM) of the Consiglio Nazionale
delle Ricerche (CNR). Successively SO became the Istituto per l'Oceanografia Fisica (IOF) and from 2002 was included in the wider ISMAR having the main building in Venice. CNR is the National Council for Scientific Research in
Italy, operating on behalf of the Ministero dell'Universita' e della Ricerca
Scientifica e Tecnologica.

The ISMAR-IOF is mainly involved in the field of physical oceanography with an
emphasis on Western Mediterranean, and studies on straits dynamics.

It has collaborated in international programs such as PRIMO, POEM and WMCE. It participated to many EC projects such as EUROMODEL (for the study of
the Liguro-Provencal basin) , TEMPO (for the study of the Tyrrhenian Sea), MATER. Actually is involved in the EC program Mediterranean Forecasting System. Other projects are financially supported by italian Ministry of Reseach (SINAPS and Ambiente Mediterraneo) and by the Italian Space Agency (ALBICOCCA).

*CURRENCY-DATE: 2003-09-16
*REVISION-DATE: 2003-09-16


PART A2

*CONTACT-TITLE: Director
*POST-ADDRESS: Istituto per lo studio dell'Oceanografia Fisica CNR
Forte Santa Teresa, 19036 Pozzuolo di Lerici, La Spezia
Italy
*PHONE: +39 0187 978301
*FAX: +39 0187 970585
*EMAIL: astraldi@iof.cnr.it
*CURRENCY-DATE: 2003-09-16
*REVISION-DATE: 2003-09-16


Last update 1609/2003

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