ERIC Number: ED266016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean (POEM): A Research Programme. Reports of the Organizing Committee Meeting (Paris, August 1984), and the Scientific Workshop (Lucerne, October 1984). Unesco Reports in Marine Science 35.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.
The ultimate goal of the Program for the Exploration of the Eastern Mediterranean (POEM) is to reach a comprehensive knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean. Such knowledge is an essential basis for environmental management, resource exploration, and marine operations. The overall scientific objectives are to: (1) describe the physical phenomena and quantify their kinematics; (2) define basic dynamical processes; and (3) construct physical models suitable for general ocean scientific studies and applications. This report on POEM consists of two parts. The first part, the report of the Paris meeting, discusses the scientific plan, the field program, data management, and modeling, with descriptions of relevant national programs in nine countries provided in appendices. These countries are Egypt, France, West Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, and the United States. A list of participants is also provided. The second part, the report of the Lucerne workshop, discusses: phenomenology and kinematics; general circulation; mesoscale dynamics; water mass formation; and air-sea interaction and remote sensing. Summaries of round table discussions on biological and chemical implications, data banks for the eastern Mediterranean, and methodologies/techniques are also included. The meeting agenda and a list of participants are provided in the appendices. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Oceanography, Program Content, Research Projects, Scientific Research
Marine Information Centre, Division of Marine Sciences, Unesco, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.