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General
Data set name

Microbial activity in sediments of Gulf of La Spezia (NW Italy), 1987

Data holding centreENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 31 March to 1 April 1987
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Gulf of La Spezia (NW Italy)

Observations 
Parameters

Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Oxygen production and respiration in the water column

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

Sediment samples were taken at 16 points in the Gulf of La Spezia using a gravity corer. Microbial activity was measured in the surface layer (0-1 cm) of each sample using the resazurin reduction method. The organic carbon content (per cent) and the total nitrogen (per cent) were also determined. The sampling points lack precise geographical coordinates as the area considered was quite small and sufficient landmarks were present for reasonably good positioning. However, the data set is provided with a map of the area showing the points sampled.

OriginatorsENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Data web sitehttp://www.santateresa.enea.it
Availability 
OrganisationENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactBruschi A.
Address

ENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Forte S. Teresa Via S.Teresa 1
Lerici

19036
Italy

Telephone+39 0187 978215
Facsimile+39 0187 978273
Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-146
Global identifier3829
Last revised1992-09-18