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Data set name

Organochlorines and heavy metals in marine life of North Sea, NE Atlantic, Arctic polar seas and Antarctica (1975 onwards)

Data holding centreVrije Universiteit Brussel, Laboratory for Ecotoxicology and Polar Ecology
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time period1975 - 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Sea and NE Atlantic (1970 - 1985); Greenland and Norwegian Seas (from 1978 onwards), Barents Sea (from 1991 onwards); Antarctica (from 1989 onwards)

Observations 
Parameters

Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota

Description 
Summary

Monitoring of stable pollutants (PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, heavy metals) in the different trophic levels of various marine ecosystems. Interpretation at the ecosystem level (transfer and accumulation mechanisms, fluxes) and the individual level: detoxification, excretion, lethality, mortality).

OriginatorsVrije Universiteit Brussel, Laboratory for Ecotoxicology and Polar Ecology
Availability 
OrganisationVrije Universiteit Brussel, Laboratory for Ecotoxicology and Polar Ecology
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. C. Joiris
Address

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laboratory for Ecotoxicology and Polar Ecology
Campus Oefenplein Pleinlaan 2
Brussel

1050
Belgium

Telephone+32 2 629 34 14
Facsimile+32 2 629 34 38
Emailcjoiris@vub.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11020001
Global identifier1034
Last revised2009-08-10