Hellenic Arc

The Hellenic Arc is a subduction zone, that is where one tectonic plate “sink” under another one. It is the most tectonically active region in Europe, with a varieties of geo hazards, such as high seismicity, slope instabilities and tsunami. The deep ecosystem is poor in nutrients (oligotrophic) and sensitive to climate change. The region is also on the routes of many cetaceans, that can be monitored through biological and acoustic sensors, which are part of the EMSO Regional Facility equipment.