European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

Environmental impact research for establishment of places of refuge in the western coastal sea of Estonia

Data holding centreMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
CountryEstonia  Estonia
ProjectEnvironmental impact research for establishment of places of refuge in the western coastal sea of Estonia(Lep7083)
Time period15.08.2007 - 01.12.2007
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Baltic Sea, Estonian western coastal sea

Observations 
Parameters

Bathymetry and Elevation; Transport in the water column

Instruments

CTD

Description 
Summary

The aim was to perform a complex research in the Estonian western coastal sea and to select coordinates, which suit for usage as places of refuge for maximum 15 m oil tanker. During expeditions currents were measured with drift buoys, CTD profile measurements were performed, measured Secchi depth, benthic fauna and vegetation samples taken and sediment type detected. Modelling potential oil spills were conducted by using two different models. In conclusion, most suitable places of refuge from environmental and maritime safety point of view were selected -Tagalaht entrance area and Sõrve peninsula coastal sea area. Areas most suitable as places of refuge in the western Estonian coastal sea were selected among several alternatives. Methodology used in the work can be used for conducting other similar research.

OriginatorsMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactUrmas Raudsepp
Address

Marine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
MSI, Akadeemia tee 15a
Tallinn

12618
Estonia

Telephone+372 6264302
Facsimile+372 6204301
Emailraudsepp@phys.sea.ee
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology
Local identifier48001014
Global identifier1141
Last revised2009-02-05