European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

Shellfish Waters Monitoring Programme

Data holding centreNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1996-Present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Northern Irish Sea loughs and Bays

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

Instruments

CTD; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

Sites designated under the EC Shellfish Waters Directive are sampled 4 times every year to investigate the quality of water for shellfish growing.

OriginatorsNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
Availability 
OrganisationNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactFreedom of Information Officer
Address

Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
17 Antrim Road
Lisburn
County Antrim, Northern Island
BT28 3AL
United Kingdom

Telephone02890 546677
Emailehs-foi@doeni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1073010
Global identifier811
Last revised2010-11-22