European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

EC Directives statutory reporting databases

Data holding centreEnvironment Agency Head Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodVaried, but many date back to the mid-1980s
OngoingYes
Geographical area

England and Wales

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers; particulates samplers; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; elemental analysers; autoanalysers

Description 
Summary

The Environment Agency is designated as the responsible authority for monitoring and reporting under certain EC Directives: Dangerous Substances (76/464/EEC etc.), Titanium Dioxide (78/176/EEC etc.), Shellfish Waters (79/923/EEC), Bathing Water Quality (76/160/EEC). Sample data and in some case yearly sample summaries are held. The data consist largely of laboratory analysis of water quality samples taken at the frequencies determined by the Directives. Some biological data and observational data are also included.

OriginatorsEnvironment Agency Head Office
Availability 
OrganisationEnvironment Agency Head Office
AvailabilityLicence
ContactPublic Enquiries Unit
Address

Environment Agency Head Office
Horizon House
Bristol

BS1 5AH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1454 624400
Emailenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1097003
Global identifier879
Last revised2010-01-10