Monitoring the Atlantic Inflow toward the Arctic (MAIA)

Updated 2000-10-24

The overall objective of MAIA is to develop an inexpensive, reliable system based on coastal sea-level data for monitoring the inflows of Atlantic Water to the northern seas. Available observation systems, including stan-dard tidal stations, will be used to obtain transport estimates with a time resolution of less than a week and show that the method is generic and can be applied to a similar monitoring of other regions.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

MAIA is a project within the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission

Time frame

Project time span
2000 - 2002
Data collection
2000 - 2001
Data processing
2001 - 2002
Data reporting
2001 - 2002

Contact information

Contact person
Thomas McClimans
SINTEF Civil and Environmental Engineering N-7465 Trondheim Norway
+47 73 59 24 17
+47 73 59 23 76

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Norwegian Sea
Norwegian Sea
Norwegian Sea
Norwegian Sea

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Institute of Marine Research, Bergen Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute Universite pierre et Marie Curie, Paris NERC Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Fisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Faroese Fisheries Laboratory, Torshavn Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St. Petersburg

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission

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