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Data set name

Marine pollution data of the Aegean and Ionian Seas (1986-2000)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectMEDPOL AEGEAN-IONIAN - Monitoring of the marine environment quality, marine indicators and pollution trends(MEDPOL AEGEAN-IONIAN)
Time periodAugust 1986 - 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Aegean and Ionian Seas

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in biota; Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota

Description 
Summary

The aim of the Project in the Aegean and Ionian Seas is to collect and monitor data on pollution parameters of the open sea waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. This effort is coupled with a physical, chemical and biological oceanographic study in order to provide information on the pollution transport mechanisms. A network of 30 sampling stations in the Aegean Sea and 8 in the Ionian Sea was visited twice a year (till 1990) and once a year (from 1990 to present). Fish samples are collected from 5 to 7 different areas twice a year and once from 1996 to present and are analysed for metals (Cu, Cr, Cd, Ni, Zn, Fe, Mn) with an atomic absorption spectro-photometer, for chlorinated hydrocarbons (PCBs, DDTs, HCH, Aldrin, Endrin, Dieldrin) with a gas chromatograph and for petroleum hydrocarbons (in chrysene equivalents) with fluorometer.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr V.A. Catsiki
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 identifier6010006
Global identifier1241
Last revised2015-07-20