Poseidon Glider (PG)

(short name)

Poseidon Glider (PG)

(short name)

Poseidon Glider (PG)
(Poseidon Glider (PG))


Greek Seas


35.335°N - 25.281°E

Bottom depth

Legal name of organisation

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)





Petihakis George

Institute of Oceanography
Gournes Pediados
P.O. Box 2214
GR 71 003 GREECE
Tel: +30 2810 337755
Fax: +30 2810 337822
GSM: +30 6977 916206

POSEIDON is an operational marine monitoring, forecasting and information system for the Greek Seas. The observing component is a distributed infrastructure all over the Greek Seas including three coastal buoys (Saronikos buoy-SB, Heraklion Coastal Buoy-HCB and E1/M3A) and one Ferrybox (PFB). A calibration laboratory is supporting the observing activities. The Heraklion Coastal Buoy, deployed between Dia Island and Heraklion city, is equipped with meteo, T, C/S, wave sensors and current meter. The location is of particular interest as the coastal expression of the very oligotrophic Cretan Sea ecosystem, modulated by the moderate to small riverine inputs and the rural activities in the Northern Crete.Web site address: http://www.poseidon.hcmr.gr

Modality of access under this proposal:MoA2. UA: 6 months.
Modality used to declare access costs: TA-UC

POSEIDON is both a geographically and scientifically distributed infrastructure in Greek seas offering end-to-end services both to science and to society. Complementary nodes both in off shore and coastal environments integrated into a unique system. From these nodes, the Coastal platforms, SB, HCB, E1-M3A and the FerryBox are open for access to users to host sensors for recording a number of parameters that do not belong to the main POSEIDON portfolio. The nodes have been designed to support the open access to different types of sensors by providing also their data in real time in most of the cases. The access is offered for one of the nodes of the network or for any combination of different nodes. Access to SB, HCB and E1-M3A will be made during the regular maintenance visits (2-4 per year) on-board the R/V Aegaeo. The duration of these visits is usually 1-2 days and can be extended upon request. Additionally, users can have unlimited access to back up buoys in Athens or Crete for preparatory work prior to deployment of their sensors.