- Atmospheric Deposition and Impact (ADIOS)
Atmospheric Deposition and Impact of pollutants, key elements and nutrients on the Open Mediterranean Sea. Aims at understanding the magnitude, timing and geographical distribution of atmospheric deposition and impact of selected pollutants, key elements and nutrients on the Mediterranean open sea, an ecologically sensitive marine environment.
- Adriatic Dolphin Project (ADP)
ADP is run by Blue World, a non-profit NGO dedicated to the preservation of the marine ecosystem. It focuses particularly on research and conservation of bottlenose dolphins in the Adriatic Sea, but also aims at protecting whole marine environment through research, conservation and education activities.
- INlet Dynamics Initiative : Algarve (INDIA).
The INDIA Project is motivated primarily by a requirement to improve understanding of the interacting hydrodynamic and sedimentological processes at work in the European coastal zone and to develop improved methodologies to predict changes in morphology. Undertaking such a study requires a dynamic natural field site where processes are sufficiently active to result in observable changes in the physical environment over a time span commensurate with a realistic field campaign.
an oceanography mission to monitor global ocean circulation, discover the tie between the oceans and atmosphere, improve global climate predictions, and monitor events such as El Niño conditions and ocean eddies. The Jason-1 satellite carries a radar altimeter and it is a follow-on mission to the highly successful TOPEX/Poseidon mission. It is joint mission between France and USA. The satellite will be launched in May 2000.