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Data set name

BSIS: Pollution Monitoring Database

Data holding centrePermanent Secretariat Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
CountryTurkey  Turkey
ProjectBlack Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project (BSERP) 1st Pilot Monitoring of the Black Sea
Time periodSince 2001
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Coastal zone of the Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column; Secchi disk depth; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; sediment grabs; autoanalysers; titrators; CTD

Description 
Summary

The Black Sea Information System (BSIS) is the key element of the implementation of the Information Strategy of the Black Sea Commission (BSC). The system provides tools for reporting and integration of environmental data at the regional level. The BSIS serves to the informational needs of the BSC and its Programmes, particularly, the Black Sea Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (BSIMAP). The main purpose of the BSIMAP and BSIS is to provide reliable and consolidated data for ‘state of the environment’ reporting, ‘impact assessments’ of major pollutant sources, ‘transboundary diagnostic analysis’, SAP implementation reports. The BSIMAP provides common format reports to the BSC annually since 2001. The data are loaded into BSIS. BSIS operates under SQL-server Database Management System. The main databases of the BSIS organized according to the thematic division of the BSC Advisory Groups and includes the followings: Pollution monitoring and assessment database; Biodiversity Conservation database; Fisheries and Aquaculture database; Integrated Coastal Zone Management database; Land-based pollution sources database; Environmental aspects of shipping database. The Pollution monitoring and assessment database contains data on water and sediment quality, collected at the monitoring stations in Black Sea Coastal Zone.

OriginatorsPermanent Secretariat Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
References

Publications of the Black Sea Commission (2009) Implementation of the Strategic Action Plan for the Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea (2002-2007), BCS

Data web sitehttp://www.blacksea-commission.org
Availability 
OrganisationPermanent Secretariat Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactVioleta Velikova
Address

Permanent Secretariat Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
Dolmabahce Sarayi 2 Hareket Kosku
Besiktas, Istanbul

34353
Turkey

Telephone+ 90 212 327 35 80
Facsimile+90 212 227 99 33
Emailsecretariat@blacksea-commission.org
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Local identifierBSC-DS01
Global identifier5360
Last revised2011-05-17