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Data set name

Suspended Matters Data Set of the Curonian Lagoon

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1998-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Klaipeda Strait in the Curonian Lagoon (Southeastern Baltic Sea), data set limits: 55 39 - 55 44N; 21 06 - 21 09E

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

The aim of the research is to evaluate suspended matters amounts in the Klaipeda Strait which connects Baltic Sea with Curonian Lagoon (transitional waters). This region is actively impacted by anthropogenic activities: shipping, harbour dredging, etc. In accordance with the national Curonian Lagoon monitoring programme, research of suspended matters has been carried out every month according to HELCOM method. Sampling has been carried out at 4-5 stations at surface and bottom layers in the Klaipeda Strait which is situated in the northernmost part of the Curonian Lagoon. 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 (in table forms on paper) 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
ContactAldona Jasinskaite (Head of Hydrochemistry Department)
Address

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

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 380 479
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emaila.jasinskaite@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001018
Global identifier2100
Last revised2009-02-07