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Data set name

BSIS: Land-based pollution sources 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 period1991 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Coastal zone of the Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

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; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; River flow and discharge; Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in 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; autoanalysers

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 Land-based pollution sources database contains data on concentration of inorganic and organic contaminants in river, industrial and municipal discharges, as well as flow parameters.

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-DS04
Global identifier5363
Last revised2011-03-25