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Data set name

Romanian port activity impact data set

Data holding centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
CountryRomania  Romania
ProjectStrategic impact of Constanta, Mangalia and Midia ports activity and their effects on marine environment neighborhood areas.
Time period2006-2008
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The three major port areas of Romanian coast: Constanta, Mangalia and Midia-Navodari

Observations 
Parameters

Trace metalloid concentrations in biota; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in biota; Metal concentrations in biota

Instruments

Atomic absorption spectrometers; gas chromatograph mass spectrometers

Description 
Summary

The project's aim is to assess and to appoint the marine environment pollution level (water, sediments and organisms), both inside the mainly Romanian maritime ports, (Constanta, Mangalia, Midia) where a lot of complex activities are carrying on and in immediate marine areas. The general objective is determination of the negative effects from port basins due to the ports activity and social-economic activities of Constanta, Mangalia and Midia-Navodari cities, including the determination of the physical and chemical parameters of the marine environment (in water, sediments and organisms) in the harbours and in the vicinity areas, determination of the benthos and plankton species from the Constanta, Mangalia and Midia harbors and point out the negative effects of ports activity for the organisms evolution and dynamic in these areas, and determination of the medium term evolution tendency in time and space for biotic components from the studied areas. The project paths will encompass the identification of the control solutions for the Constanta, Mangalia and Midia ports activity negative effects towards the Constanta, Mangalia and Midia harbours and closest areas marine environment and the assessment of the environmental strategic impact, social and economical impacts suggested for the ports next development. The data are stored, together with benchmark information, as time series at each site. The data are fully quality controlled. The data are compared with historical data sets, with the other physical, chemical and biological parameters that were monitored and with data from neighbouring sites.

OriginatorsNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
AvailabilityAcademic
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 identifier41001055
Global identifier2394
Last revised2010-11-22