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Data set name

Dissolved oxygen in sea water of the Georgian water area-2000

Data holding centreScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
CountryGeorgia  Georgia
ProjectThe eastern Black sea environmental baseline survey, offshore republic of Georgia(Anadarco 2000)
Time period2000
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Black Sea Georgian sector

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; titrators

Description 
Summary

The survey area extended in an east-west direction from the Georgia shoreline to about 30 nil offshore and in a north-south direction from the southern border with Turkey north to the force major line bordering the contested area offshore of the Abkhazia region. The oceanographic vessel R/V K. PIRI REIS, operated by the Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology of Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, was used during the survey. The baseline survey was conducted by a team of U.S. and Georgian scientists and specialists and assisted by the survey vessel’s crew. The primary purpose of the survey was to develop baseline environmental information to support an Environmental Impact Assessment for a planned exploratory drilling program. The project provided collection of following information: data of hydrographic profiles of the water column, chemical and biological analyses of water samples, and chemical and biological analyses of sediment samples, chemical composition of sediment samples. granulometrical composition of bottom sediments, determination heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons in sediments. Part of water chemical analyses was carried out on the board; collected sediment and water samples was packaged and labeled for transportation to laboratory. Overall, in the survey area more than 140 sea water samples and 74 sediment samples were taken from 75 stations. Dissolved oxygen content in sea water samples is measured in situ, using the Winkler iodometric method.

OriginatorsScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
References

John McLaughlin (2001) Report “The eastern Black sea environmental baseline survey, Offshore Republic of Georgia, 2000”., Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. USA

Availability 
OrganisationScientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactVakhtang Gvakharia (President of Firm GAMMA)
Address

Scientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
17A , Guramishvili av. 0192, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi

0192
Georgia

Telephone(995) 899 50 44 933 ; (995 32) 33 02 74
Facsimile(995 32) 33 02 74
Emailv.gvakharia@gamma.ge
Administration 
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifierGAMMA_34_A
Global identifier5277
Last revised2011-03-22