Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 18 Issue 02

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Volume 18, No. 2
Pages 14 - 15

FROM THE GUEST EDITOR • Special Issue on Black Sea Oceanography

James W. Murray
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In this issue of Oceanography we have 10 papers that will introduce readers to the fascinating and exciting research that is being conducted in the Black Sea. I wrote my first Black Sea paper in 1973 with new data from the 1969 Atlantis II expedition. This started my long-term interest in the oceanography of this sea, which I have been able to pursue through organizing major research cruises in 1988, 2001, 2003, and 2005. The Black Sea has repeatedly given me opportunities to study major ocean processes in a unique environment. As a result, I have had the opportunity to develop friendships with many scientists from countries in the Black Sea region and this has lead to productive research collaborations.


Murray, J.W. 2005. From the Guest Editor: Special issue on Black Sea oceanography. Oceanography 18(2):14–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2005.37.