1) Hydrochemistry Laboratory:
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.
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:
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
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:
Evaluation of ecological quality of surface waters
Ecology of macroinvertebrate organisms
4) Laboratory of Hydrometeorology:
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).
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.