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General
Data set name

Western Irish Sea Moorings

Data holding centreDepartment of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1992 to present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Western Irish Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Raw fluorometer output; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; 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

CTD; thermistor chains; plankton nets; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

Programme run by Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland (DANI), Agricultural and Environmental Science Division (AESD). There are four stations: 38, 38A, 45, 45A. Additional stations are worked during cruises to service moorings. Stations sampled since 1991 at least 6 times per year. Moorings in place at St 38 in April 1995 moved to St38a in Feb 1997 due to trawling disrruption. Moorings in place at St45 in Feb 1996 moved to St45a in Nov 1996. Instruments have thermister chain, CTD and water sampler for nutrients and occasional phytoplankton species composition. Data used to inform environment and fisheries policies.

OriginatorsDepartment of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland
Data web sitehttp://www.afsni.ac.uk/services/coastalmonitoring/default.htm
Availability 
OrganisationDepartment of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactScience Service General Enquiries (Science Service General Enquiries)
Address

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland
Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Centre, Newforge Lane
Belfast
Co Antrim
BT4 3SB
United Kingdom

Telephone02890 255472
Emailscience.service@dardni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1100002
Global identifier898
Last revised2009-12-01