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Data set name

Heavy metals and persistent organics pollutants of the Danube River input in nearshore environment data set

Data holding centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
CountryRomania  Romania
ProjectInput assessment of heavy metals and persistent organics pollutants of Danube River in the nearshore area.
Time period2006-2008
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Northern Romanian littoral: Danube Delta nearshore area

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column; Metal concentrations in biota

Instruments

Gas chromatograph mass spectrometers; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The project supports the objectives of International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River and Commission for the Protection of the Black Sea against pollution meaning the improvement of monitoring system and the data base completion link to the transboundary impact analysis. The project's aim is to assess the hazardous substances level (heavy metals, organochlorinated pesticides and PAH's) in the abiotic elements from the Danube Delta nearshore area and their interaction with the biotic component, mainly with economically significance species. The achievement of this project will be carrying out towards determination of heavy metals, organochlorinated pesticides and PAH's content/bioaccumulation in the nonbiotic/biotic elements/organisms from different trophic levels, close to the river mouth and in the immediate coastal area, studying the qualitative and quantitative structures of benthic organisms and ihtiofauna in the Danube and Black Sea impact area, together with the study of the heavy metals and persistent organics pollutants interaction with the biotic component through pollution biochemical indicators analysis.

OriginatorsNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Eng. Simion Nicolaev (Managing Director)
Address

National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
300 Mamaia Blvd.
Constanta

900581
Romania

Telephone40 241 540288
Facsimile40 241 831274
Emailnicolaev@alpha.rmri.ro; rmri@alpha.rmri.ro
Administration 
Collating centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Local identifier41001054
Global identifier2393
Last revised2009-05-26