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Sanitary state of the Polish watering-places, southern Baltic (1986-87)

Data holding centreMaritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) - Department of Ecology
CountryPoland  Poland
Time periodFrom January 1986 to December 1987
Geographical area

Southern Baltic; 96 stations in shallow water of the whole Polish coast from Swinoujscie to Piaski


Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Bacteria environmental parameters; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column


Colorimeters; titrators


In 1986-87 bacteriological examinations of sea-water were carried out in the coastal zone in order to assess the sanitary state of the bathing places. 92 watering places along the whole Polish coast, 2 watering places in the Vistula Lagoon and the docks in Gdansk and Gdynia were monitored. Samples were taken several times a year within each bathing place at several sampling sites. On average, about 30 samplings on each site were done. The physico-chemical water analyses were carried out weekly at 18 sampling stations situated in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Gdansk and along the Hel Peninsula. The whole data set consists of almost 5300 results of bacteriological analyses (coli index), physico-chemical analyses in the form of minimum and maximum values, monthly mean, mean seasonal and mean annual values of the studied parameters. They are stored in tabular and graphic form (typescript). The investigations for DAE were carried out by the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, which for many years has specialized in water bacteriological examinations.

OriginatorsMaritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) - Department of Ecology
OrganisationMaritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) - Department of Ecology
ContactDr. Lidia Kruk-Dowgiallo (Head of the department)

Maritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) - Department of Ecology
Abrahama 1

Telephone+48 58 5520094
Facsimile+48 58 5524613
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21002009
Global identifier1611
Last revised2009-01-19