EUXRo01 - An observatory of EMSO Black Sea
The Black Sea is one of the largest regional seas of the Eurasian continent and unique in many of its geographical, geological, biological, hydrographical and socio-political characteristics. With anoxic conditions in the deep, problems with invasive species and high sediment loads delivered to the system, this area has unique problems requiring long-term stations. The Black Sea is located in a geologically complex area, where three major tectonic plates (Eurasian, Anatolian, Arabian) interact. Geohazards, such as earthquakes, submarine landslides, displacement along active faults, are present and are possible triggers of tsunamis, together with extreme meteorological events.