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Access ecobank of the Gulf of Riga

Data holding centreLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
CountryLatvia  Latvia
Time period01/01/1991 onwards

Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed


The bottom sediments are the substantial object in the Latvian marine geology archives. As a result of marine geological survey of the Gulf of Riga a significant number of geological samples or cores were collected by coring devices or sampling instruments. The metadata of these sampling activities are available in a local database "Access ecobank.mdb" with position, date, platform, instrument etc. The acquired samples were further analysed in the laboratory using different analyses such as zoobenthos analysis, hydrochemical analysis of near-bottom layer of water, atomic-absorption analysis etc. The results of each of these analyses have stored in a separate table of local database referring to the same metadata of the field sampling. The comprehensive landscape-geoecological investigation were based on the materials of marine geological mapping and the results of the special study of zoobenthos and hydrochemical conditions

OriginatorsLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
OrganisationLatvian Environmental, Gelology and Meteorological Centre
AvailabilityBy negotiation
Collating centreFaculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Latvia (LU)
Local identifierLatDB1
Global identifier5875
Last revised2013-03-26