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Data set name

Data on marine sediments collected on Adriatic continental shelf during ASCOP project (1983-84, 1990)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 1983 to 1984 (Phase 1); 1990 (Phase 2)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

21 stations (4 transects) covering the region of international waters in the Northern Adriatic Sea and 12 stations (4 transects) in the Middle Adriatic Sea, as part of the standard grid station of the ASCOP Monitoring Program

Observations 
Parameters

Mineralogical composition

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The marine sediment properties on Adriatic continental shelf were analyzed in the framework of the multidisciplinary monitoring program of the Adriatic Sea scheduled to determine the current state of the ecosystem and pollution in relation to its basic hydrological features and dynamics. The original data were controlled, analyzed and worked up by the originator who holds the principal quality control responsibility. Nevertheless before the dataset has been considered as part of the database it has been submitted to the group of experts charged with final data validation and reporting. The sediment samples were collected during three cruises. The 1983 cruise is concerned with the stations located in the Western Adriatic Sea; the 1984 cruise is concerned with the stations in Eastern Adriatic, whereas all stations were occupied during the 1990 cruise. At each station two samples were collected, a superficial (0-3 cm) sample and a subsuperficial (10-15 cm) The data are stored as sample series per station, per cruise for each parameter set (physical and mineralogic composition, chemical parameters, contaminants, heavy metals, radioactivity). The data are supplied by 3 Italian institutions: CNR, Istituto per la Geologia Marina, Bologna; Dipartimento di Biologia e Fisiologia Generale, Universita' di Parma; Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Universita' di Venezia.

OriginatorsOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://www.ogs.trieste.it
Availability 
OrganisationOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMosetti Renzo (Department Director)
Address

OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
Sgonico (Trieste)

34010
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-11
Global identifier3974
Last revised1992-09-10