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General
Data set name

Transparency data set of the Baltic Sea

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1993-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Baltic Proper, Gdansk Basin, Gotland Basin during the period 1993-1999 (data set limits: 54 53 - 57 22N; 18 24 - 20 20E); Lithuanian territorial waters and economic zone since 2000 (data set limits: 55 19 - 56 02N; 19 14 - 21 05E)

Observations 
Parameters

Secchi disk depth

Instruments

Transmissometers

Description 
Summary

The aim of the research is to analyse water transparency and its peculiarities in the different parts of the Baltic Sea as well as Lithuanian coastal waters, which are under the impact of river Nemunas. In accordance with the national and international Baltic Sea monitoring (HELCOM) programme monitoring cruises have been fulfilled with Lithuanian research vessel 'Vejas'. During the period 1993-1999 investigations of transparency were carried out in a wide net of stations in the Baltic Sea and Lithuanian marine waters every season. Since 2000 the researches have been carried out only in the Lithuanian territorial and exclusive economic zone. 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
ContactOvidijus Stulpinas (Head of Hydrology Department)
Address

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

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 41 04 26
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emailo.stulpinas@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001027
Global identifier2109
Last revised2009-02-07