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Data set name

Petroleum hydrocarbon dataset of the Curonian Lagoon

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1978-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Whole Curonian Lagoon in the southeast Baltic Sea during the period 1978-1993 (data set limits: 54 54 - 55 44N; 20 37 - 21 17E); North part of the Curonian Lagoon since 1994 (data set limits: 55 16 - 55 44N; 21 01 - 21 17E)

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; sediment grabs; gas chromatographs

Description 
Summary

The aim of the researches of petroleum hydrocarbons is to evaluate the contamination of the Curonian Lagoon water and bottom sediments with oil and it's products which are one of the most widely spread and dangerous contaminants in the marine environment. In accordance with the national Curonian Lagoon monitoring programme complex surveys have been fulfilled with cutter 'Gintaras' every month (water sampling) and season (sediment sampling). During the period 1978-1993 investigations were carried out in the whole Curonian Lagoon (data set limits: 54 54 - 55 44N; 20 37 - 21 17E). Since 1994 the researches have been carried out in north and central parts of the Lagoon which belongs to the Lithuania. Samples are taken from surface and bottom layers. The data are fully quality controlled. Systematic certification of laboratories, participation in an international intercalibrations, internal control, introduced managing system for researches' quality, use of high quality reagents determine quality of data. All data is stored in archive (written form) and is saved on hard disk.

OriginatorsDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Availability 
OrganisationDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactGalina Garnaga (Head of Ecotoxicology Department)
Address

Department of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Taikos Av. 26
Klaipeda

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 380 478
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emailg.garnaga@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001003
Global identifier2085
Last revised2009-02-12