Sampling and sediment analysis of the Heraklion Port

Title: Sampling and sediment analysis of the Heraklion Port

Funding Source: Port Authority of Heraklion

Budget IMBBC: 15,597€

Start / End Date: 2013 - 2014

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Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Christos Arvanitidis

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Marine biodiversity

Ecology and ecosystem management


A sampling campaign using the vessel FILIA was organised within the Port of Heraklion for the collection of sediment samples which were analysed regarding sedimentology, chemical parameters and pollutants (heavy metals, hydrocarbons, phenols, organic carbon, pH, conductivity, alkalinity, etc). The results of this study served as a reference evaluation survey necessary for the implementation of future dredging activities within the port area and the management of the removed core sediment samples.