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Data set name

Time series of heavy metals, DDTs and PCBs in Danish waters and in biota (1979 onwards)

Data holding centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1979 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Belt Sea and Sound, Kattegat, Skagerrak and eastern North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Trace metalloid concentrations in biota; Trace metalloid concentrations in sediment pore water; Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Metal concentrations in the atmosphere; Metal concentrations in the cryosphere; Metal concentrations in sediment pore waters; Colloidal metal concentrations in the water column; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Organometallic and organometalloid species concentration parameters in sediments; Organometallic and organometalloid species concentration parameters in water bodies; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Metal ligand parameters in the water column; Metal concentrations in biota

Description 
Summary

In the later years, the interest in hazardous substances in our waters have increased markedly. In the latest years, presence of high concentrations of TBT in snails, among other species, have caused attention and concern, where it previously primarily was high concentrations of lead and fat-soluble chlorinated substances which were at the centre of attention. The NOVA 2003 programme which started in 1998 includes yearly samplings of mussels and fish, and delivers data on PAH, TBT, 6 metals, PCB and chlorinated pesticides in mussels from most parts of Denmark, and metals and PCBs in fish from 4 regions. Before the new program monitoring was mainly based on metals in fish. Monitoring is based on OSPAR and HELCOM recommendations.

OriginatorsAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
DHI Water Environment Health
Data web sitehttp://mads-en.dmu.dk
Availability 
OrganisationAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactMartin Larsen (Researcher)
Address

Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
399 Frederiksborgvej P.O. Box 358
Roskilde

DK-4000
Denmark

Telephone+45 46 30 12 00
Facsimile+45 46 30 12 11
Emailmml@dmu.dk
Administration 
Collating centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Local identifier13032005
Global identifier1119
Last revised2010-11-22