European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

State of Finland's Surface Waters - PIVET

Data holding centreFinnish Environment Institute
CountryFinland  Finland
Time periodRegular 1960-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Finland, both inland and coastal waters

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; autoanalysers

Description 
Summary

The information system contains physical and chemical water quality variables originating from monitoring programmes carried out by the 13 regional environmental centres and supervised laboratories. Frequent annual monitoring programmes include about 5,000 sampling sites. In addition, data have been collected on a non-frequent basis from many other sites. In spring 2004, the information system contained more than 20 million analyses from 2 million samples and over 61,000 sampling sites. Water quality data from about 60,000 samples are added to the system annually. The information system is mainly used by environmental authorities and research institutes for water quality reports and scientific studies. About one third of the data is coastal, the rest inland.

OriginatorsFinnish Environment Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.environment.fi/default.asp?contentid=142449&lan=en
Availability 
OrganisationFinnish Environment Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactJouko Rissanen (senior researcher)
Address

Finnish Environment Institute
Mechelininkatu 34a
Helsinki

00260
Finland

Telephone+358 400 148 834
Emailjouko.rissanen@environment.fi
Administration 
Collating centreFinnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)
Local identifier19002001
Global identifier2077
Last revised2009-11-23