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Data set name

Hydrological Oceanographic Data in the Coastal Atlantic Moroccan Waters, May 2003

Data holding centreNational Institute of Fisheries Research (INRH)
CountryMorocco  Morocco
ProjectNational programm to follow the upwelling ecosystem
Time period13/05/2003 to 22/05/2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

22 45 N - 26 N

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Zooplankton wet weight biomass; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Fluorometers; CTD; plankton nets; centrifuges; sieves and filters; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The main objective of this investigation is to assess the status of the pelagic ecosystem and biological resources of the Moroccan coastal Atlantic waters, through the following points: - Water dynamics and upwelling intensity - Chlorophyll 'a' analysis. - Zooplankton, Phytoplankton and Ichtyoplankton distribution. This cruise was held between 13.05.2003 and 22.05.2003, which covers the summer season, onboard of the Moroccan research vessel 'Al Amir Moulay Abdellah'. 51 hydrographic stations were sampled, distributed among 11 transects (perpendicular to the coast). The transects are spaced by 30 miles. Water samples were collected from different levels (0m to 500m), depending on the maximum station depth.

OriginatorsNational Institute of Fisheries Research (INRH)
Data web sitewww:inrh.org.ma
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute of Fisheries Research (INRH)
AvailabilityNo access; by negotiation
ContactAbdellatif Orbi (Head of Department)
Address

National Institute of Fisheries Research (INRH)
2, RUE TIZNIT
CASABLANCA

20000
Morocco

Telephone212 22 29 85 34
Facsimile212 22 26 69 67
Emailorbi@inrh.org.ma
Administration 
Collating centreNational Institute of Fisheries Research (INRH)
Local identifier42001015
Global identifier1492
Last revised2009-01-30