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FP5 progetto EURODELTA

Programma: FP 5 - EESD

Titolo Progetto: European Co-ordination on Mediterranean and Black Sea Prodeltas


Durata: 2002-2004

Budget totale : 1.421.885

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Sommario: Eurodelta is an EU-funded Concerted Action designed to improve our understanding of the depositional processes affecting Mediterranean prodeltas. Eurodelta will provide a sound basis on which to assess the potential impacts of any change in the key factors (natural and anthropogenic) that may disturb prodeltas.

The main goals of the project are to:

  • understand the architecture and growth patterns of prodeltas
  • improve predictions of prodelta modifications in the future
  • define how (and how much) sediment escapes to deeper basins

Prodeltas are important as:

  • stratigraphic archives of short-term environmental changes and human impacts on river catchments and coastal zones
  • preferential sinks for river-borne pollutants
  • areas of potential sediment failure affecting the coastal zone

·   areas of intense exploitation (trawling, cables, pipelines, platforms)

Contatto in ISMAR:


  1. Istituto di Scienze Marine – CNR/ISMAR - Italy
  2. Istituto di Biologia del Mare –CNR/IBM - Italy
  3. Southampton Oceanography Centre – SOC - Univ of Southampton, United Kingdom
  4. Marine Geosciences, Dept. of Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Univ. of Barcelona -GRCGM-UB - Spain
  5. Centre de Formation et de Recherche sur l'Environnement Marin, Univ. of Perpignan CEFREM-UP - France
  6. Renard Centre of Marine Geology (RCMG-RUG), Ghent University, Belgium
  7. Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands
  8. Fachbereich Geowissenschaften – GeoB - University of Bremen - Germany
  9. Department of Geology, University of Tromsø - UiT - Norway
  10. CEREGE Laboratory, University Aix-Marseille III  -UAMIII -France
  11. Centre for Quaternary Research, Royal Holloway, Univ. of London RHBNC-CQR - United Kingdom
  12. National Marine Research Centre – NCMR - Greece
  13. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Delft Univ. of Technology – DUT - Netherlands
  14. Institut Francaise de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer – IFREMER - France
  15. National Institute of Marine Geology and Geo-Ecology – GeoEcoMar -Romania
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