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General
Data set name

Non-radioactive contaminants in the waters around England and Wales (1980-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1980 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Carbon concentrations in sediment; Trace metalloid concentrations in biota; Sediment grain size parameters; Dissolved organic carbon concentrations in sediment pore waters; Concentration of other organic contaminants in suspended particulate material; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in the water column; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in sediment samples; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column; Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; sediment grabs; manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

The data are collected to establish current levels and possible trends of contamination in samples from the marine environment (water, sediments and biota). Samples arise from monitoring studies, including the UK National Monitoring Programme (1993 onwards), research projects and toxicological investigations. Sediment data include particle size and organic carbon levels.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029002
Global identifier388
Last revised2010-11-22