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General
Data set name

IMWM archive of Marine Radioactivity Monitoring data (1975-onwards)

Data holding centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
CountryPoland  Poland
ProjectPolish Baltic monitoring programme in 2005 - 2006(COMBINE 2005-2006); Polish Baltic monitoring programme in 2007(COMBINE 2007); Polish Baltic monitoring programme in 2003(COMBINE 2003); Polish Baltic monitoring programme in 2004(COMBINE 2004); Polish Baltic monitoring programme in 2002(COMBINE 2002); Polish Baltic monitoring programme in 2001(COMBINE 2001); Polish Baltic monitoring programme in 2000(COMBINE 2000); Polish Baltic monitoring programme in 1999(COMBINE 1999)
Time periodFrom 1975 onwards, (latest data from 2007)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Polish exclusive economic zone of the southern Baltic Sea, Danish Straits, North Sea, Barents Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Radioactivity in the water column

Description 
Summary

The data collection was coordinated by the Polish Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection in 1975-1981, within the IAEA project in 1981-1984 and within HELCOM BMP in 1985-1997. Since 1998 data are collected in frame of MORS programme as a part of HELCOM COMBINE program The data set includes the values of the concentrations of radionuclides in the surface layer and near bottom layer of the sea and Vistula river water, as well as atmospheric fall-out. Samples were taken once a year at 10-20 stations within the Polish exclusive zone of the Baltic Sea and, on one occasion, whilst the ship was on passage to the Arctic. Activity concentrations of the samples were determined by radiochemical methods and spectroscopy. Raw data are stored as a handwritten archive consisting of separate tabulated reports of all the data for each cruise and as Excel files on a PC. Every year the data are reported to the HELCOM data bank. Quality control of the data has been coordinated by the Marine Environment Laboratory of IAEA Monaco.

OriginatorsInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Data web sitehttp://baltyk.imgw.gdynia.pl
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
AvailabilityBy negotiation; moratorium
ContactTamara Zalewska (research scientist)
Address

Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Waszyngtona 42
Gdynia
Pomorskie
81-342
Poland

Telephone+48 58 6288266
Facsimile+48-58-62-88-163
Emailtamara.zalewska@imgw.pl
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21003008
Global identifier1627
Last revised2009-01-07