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Data set name

Hydrological Oceanographic Data in the Coastal Atlantic Moroccan Waters, July 2004

Data holding centreNational Institute of Fisheries Research (INRH)
CountryMorocco  Morocco
ProjectNational programm to follow the upwelling ecosystem
Time period07/07/2004 to 30/07/2004
OngoingNo
Geographical area

21 N - 28 N

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies; Temperature variation in the water column

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 07.07.2004 and 30.07.2004, which covers the winter season, on board of the Russian research vessel 'Atlantida'. 91 hydrographic stations were sampled, distributed among 28 transects (perpendicular to the coast). The transects are spaced by 30 miles. Water samples were collected from different levels (0m to 1000m), 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 identifier42001017
Global identifier1494
Last revised2009-01-06