1) Hydrochemistry Laboratory:

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Identification of the major ions: Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, Na+, Cl -, SO42-

Determination of nutrients (NO2-NO3-, PO43-, NH4 +, Total Nitrogen , Total Phosphorus , Silicates )

Determination of alkalinity and hardness

Determination of total particulate matter

The quality control of chemical analyses is done ​​by the analysis of certified reference standards (CRM). The laboratory equipment is certified.

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Equipment: Ion Analyzer (Metrohm), Spectrophotometer UV / VIS Pharo 300 (Merck), automatic titrator , Tim 900 with autosampler Sac 80 (Radiometer), Accessories (Production system for chemically ultrapure water, Thermal reactor, Electric Oven, Precision weighting devices, pumps, etc.).

 

2) Laboratory of Ichthyology and Experimental Aquaria:

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Experimental farming of fish that are endemic in Greek freshwaters

Biology of freshwater fishes of Greece (reproduction and nutrition studies)

Morphology – morphometry and young adult life stages

Detailed morphometry of fish with high  resolution digital image analysis system
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Equipment: 10 tanks of varying capacity (three with a maximum capacity of 453 L), filter systems for continuous water purification (2) Devices for UV disinfection (2), Stereoscopes (Nikon, Olympus, Wild), video cameras (Sony, Olympus), Digital cameras Canon (2), TV and Video system (Sony), precision Electronic scales (Sartorius, Phillips, Navigator), Digital image analysis system.

 

3) Laboratory of Benthos:

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Screening and identification of benthic macroinvertebrates

Evaluation of ecological quality of surface waters

Ecology of macroinvertebrate organisms

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Equipment: Stereoscopes (2 Olympus SZX10- one with a digital camera, 1 Leica MZ8, 1 WILD), inverted microscope with camera (WILD).

 

4) Laboratory of Hydrometeorology:

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Numerical weather prediction

Atmospheric models at global and large mesoscale

Operational Meteorology and Oceanography (design, development, evaluation)

Water cycle and energy (theory and numerical models)

Development and implementation of meteorological data assimilation techniques

Interaction in the system soil – water – atmosphere (theory and development of algorithms in numerical models)

Study intense weather phenomena (theory and numerical models)

Study and prediction of soil erosion and the mechanisms of production, transport and deposition of soil dust particles (theory and numerical models).

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Equipment : Computer performance : BladeSystem c7000 enclosure with 16 HP Proliant BL460c G1 server blades: 10 E5345 (20 Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.3 GHz processors ) and 6 E5405 (12 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.0 GHz processors ) , 4 Workstations Linux-based (2 Quad and 2 Dual cores processors ) Total storage capacity 10 TB.