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Data set name

Heterotrophic Bacteria data collected in Adriatic open waters during ASCOP project (1983-84, 1989)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom 1983 to 1984 (Phase 1), 1989 (Phase 2)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

9 standard stations were located in the international waters of the Northern Adriatic Sea and 4 standard stations in the Middle Adriatic Sea (Pescara-Sibenik transect) as part of the standard grid stations of the ASCOP Monitoring Program

Observations 
Parameters

Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biovolume per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

Heterotrophic bacteria need for their growth the presence of organic matter in the medium, so the quantitative determination is generally considered as a guide to the level of available organic matter. This determination was performed in different conditions of thermohaline stratification 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. The stations were occupied during 4 seasonal cruises. 2 hydrographic surveys were concerned with the summer of 1983 and 1984; 1 the spring of 1983 and last the autumn of 1989. All cruises were concerned with the Northern Adriatic, and the Middle Adriatic along the transect Pescara-Sibenik. The water samples were collected at three levels: surface, 20 m and on the bottom. The data sets are stored per station and cruise and are supplied by: Istituto di Microbiologia, Universita' di Trieste.

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-10
Global identifier3975
Last revised1992-09-15