Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Review article
12 Oct 2018
Review article |  | 12 Oct 2018

An integrated open-coastal biogeochemistry, ecosystem and biodiversity observatory of the eastern Mediterranean – the Cretan Sea component of the POSEIDON system

George Petihakis, Leonidas Perivoliotis, Gerasimos Korres, Dionysios Ballas, Constantin Frangoulis, Paris Pagonis, Manolis Ntoumas, Manos Pettas, Antonis Chalkiopoulos, Maria Sotiropoulou, Margarita Bekiari, Alkiviadis Kalampokis, Michalis Ravdas, Evi Bourma, Sylvia Christodoulaki, Anna Zacharioudaki, Dimitris Kassis, Emmanuel Potiris, George Triantafyllou, Kostas Tsiaras, Evangelia Krasakopoulou, Spyros Velanas, and Nikos Zisis


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jul 2018) by Laurent Delauney
RR by Laurent Coppola (06 Jul 2018)
RR by Vanessa Cardin (17 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (18 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Jul 2018) by Laurent Delauney
AR by Constantin Frangoulis on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Aug 2018) by Laurent Delauney
Short summary
Integrated oceanic observations on multiple processes including biogeochemistry are scarce. In the eastern Mediterranean (Cretan Sea) the spatiotemporal coverage of such observations has increased with the expansion of the POSEIDON observatory. The observatory addresses scientific questions, provides services to policy makers and society, and serves as a technological test bed. It plays a key role in European and international observing programs, in harmonization procedures and data handling.