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Data set name

Marine pollution data of Saronikos Gulf, Athens (MED-POL Project) (1985-)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectMEDPOL SARONIKOS - Monitoring of the marine environment quality, marine indicators and pollution trends(MEDPOL SARONIKOS)
Time periodFrom July 1985 onwards, except 2001,2002 and 2003
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Saronikos Gulf

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Secchi disk depth; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota

Description 
Summary

The project is carried out within the framework of the MED-POL Programme and it aims at monitoring the pollution parameters of the Saronikos Gulf. A network of 14 sampling stations and 4 near-shore coastal stations for mussel collection are visited seasonally. Fish samples are collected twice a year till 1995 and once a year from 1996 to present. Samples are analysed for metals (Cu, Cr, Cd, Ni, Zn, Fe, Mn) with an atomic absorption spectrophotometer and for chlorinated hydrocarbons (PCBs, DDTs, HCH, Aldrin, Endrin, Dieldrin) with a gas chromatograph.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr V.A. Katsiki
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
46.7 km Athinon-Souniou Av. P.O.Box 712
Anavyssos

19013
Greece

Telephone+30-22910-76452
Facsimile+30-22910-76347
Emailvlikou@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6010005
Global identifier1240
Last revised2015-07-20