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Data set name

Dataset of petroleum hydrocarbon in water of the Baltic Sea

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
ProjectAssessment of Environmental Impact of Dumped Chemical Munition in the Baltic Sea(not provided); Assessment of Environmental Impact of Oil Terminal D-6(not provided); Evaluation of the environmental state of the sea area in Lithuanian waters adjacent to the Russian oil platform D-6(not provided)
Time period1975 -
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Baltic Proper, northern Baltic Sea, Gotland Basin, Gdansk Basin, Bornholm Basin, Arkona Sea during the period 1975-1992 (data set limits: 54 36 - 59 23N; 14 26 - 22 11E); Baltic Proper, Gdansk Basin, Gotland Basin during the period 1993-1999 (data set limits: 54 54 - 57 22N; 18 24 - 21 05E); Lithuanian territorial and economic zones since 2000 (data set limits: 55 19 - 56 02N; 20 21 - 21 05E)

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; gas chromatographs

Description 
Summary

The aim of the researches of petroleum hydrocarbons is to evaluate the contamination of the Baltic Sea water 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 and international Baltic Sea monitoring (HELCOM) programme monitoring cruises have been fulfilled with Lithuanian research vessels 'Okeanografas', 'Vetra', 'Vejas'. Since 1975 seasonal investigations have been carried out in a wide net of stations in the Baltic Proper (data set limits: 54 36 - 59 23N; 14 26 - 22 11E). Since 1993 the net of stations became more narrow and during the period 2000 - 2002 the researches were carried out only in territorial and exclusive economic zone of Lithuania (data set limits: 55 19 - 56 02N; 20 21 - 21 05E). Samples are taken from the standard sea water horizons. 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 the 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
References

Dr. A.Stankevicius (2008) Oil at Sea / Monograph: The Baltic Sea and its problems (Articles in Lithuanian with English summaries), N.Remeikaite, R. Nikzentaitiene; G.Garnaga, V.Jancauskiene, L.Kondratjeva, K.Mickuviene (2008) Pollutants in water and sediments of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon // Monograph: The Baltic Sea and its problems (Articles in Lithuanian with English summaries, N.Remeikaite, R.Nikzentaitiene

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 identifier33001016
Global identifier2098
Last revised2009-02-12