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General
Data set name

Monitoring data on quality of coastal waters of Abruzzo region, Italy (1989 onwards)

Data holding centreIstituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (Sezione di Pescara)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom April 1989 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

40 stations near shore (80 - 100 cm depth) along the coast of Abruzzo; 17 transects with sampling at 500, 1000 and 3000m from the mouth of the main rivers of the region.

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

Instruments

Spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The data are statistically processed and printed in semi-annual and annual reports. The results allow the detection of the sites in which water quality is more influenced by land discharge, the evaluation of nutrients dispersion at the rivers mouths as well as the detection of algal blooms and of phytoplanktonic species with potential toxicity.

OriginatorsIstituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (Sezione di Pescara)
Availability 
OrganisationIstituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (Sezione di Pescara)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSezione Ittica di Pescara
Address

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale' (Sezione di Pescara)
Via Raiale, 118
Pescara

65100
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-92
Global identifier3891
Last revised1992-10-08