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Data set name

Radionuclide concentrations in the Aegean Sea (1984-2000), Cyprus Sea (1999-2000), Ionian Sea (1984-2000), Adriatic Sea, Black Sea (1986-2000)

Data holding centreNational Centre for Scientific Research 'Demokritos', Institute of Nuclear Technology - Radiation Protection, Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory (ERL/INTRP/NCSRD)
CountryGreece  Greece
Time periodFrom 1984 to 2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Aegean Sea, Cyprus Sea, Ionian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Radioactivity in biota; Geological sample radioactivity; Radioactivity in the water column

Instruments

Gamma-ray spectrometers

Description 
Summary

The aim of the marine radioecology project is:- to study the natural and artificial radioactivity in the marine ecosystem in the Eastern Mediterranean (Aegean, Cyprus, Ionian and Adriatic Seas) and the Black Sea,- to provide a chartography of natural and man made radiation levels in abiotic materials and biota of the marine environment,- to assess the radionuclide transfer through the different trophic links of the marine food chain,- to evaluate the exposure doses received by the Greek population from the consumption of marine foodstuffs and- to evaluate the effects of ionizing radiation on natural aquatic populations in terms of acute and chronic irradiation.The period covered is 1984-2000 for sea water and sediments, (1999-2000) for Cyprus Sea) and 1984-1998 for marine biota. The measured radionuclides are 137Cs (134Cs for 1986 also) and the natural radionuclides of uranium-radium and thorium decay series and 40K as well.

OriginatorsNational Centre for Scientific Research 'Demokritos', Institute of Nuclear Technology - Radiation Protection, Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory (ERL/INTRP/NCSRD)
Availability 
OrganisationNational Centre for Scientific Research 'Demokritos', Institute of Nuclear Technology - Radiation Protection, Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory (ERL/INTRP/NCSRD)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr H. Florou
Address

National Centre for Scientific Research 'Demokritos', Institute of Nuclear Technology - Radiation Protection, Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory (ERL/INTRP/NCSRD)
Aghia Paraskevi P.O. Box 60228
Athens

153 10
Greece

Telephone+30-210-6503089
Emaileflorou@ipta.demokritos.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6017001
Global identifier1307
Last revised2015-07-13