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Data set name

MEDPOL (Mediterranean Pollution) Data

Data holding centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
CountryTurkey  Turkey
Time period06.02.1998 - present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota; Trace metalloid concentrations in biota; Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in suspended particulate material; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in suspended particulate material; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in the water column; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of aliphatic hydrocarbons in sediment samples; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in sediment samples; Concentration of alkanes in the water column; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in biota

Instruments

PH sensors; elemental analysers; gas chromatographs; autoanalysers; high performance liquid chromatographs; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

MED POL Phase III is the pollution reduction and control programme for the Mediterranean Action Plan. Monitoring activities is an essential module of MED POL Phase III to track the efficiency of policy measures taken to reduce and control of pollution and as well to assess the status of the marine environment. The objectives of the monitoring activities are: - to present periodical assessments of the state of the environment in hot spots and coastal areas (needed to provide information for decision makers on the basic environmental status of the areas which are under anthropogenic pressures); - to determine temporal trends of some selected contaminants in order to assess the effectiveness of actions and policy measures, and - to enhance the control of pollution by means of compliance to national/international regulatory limits. According to monitoring agreement monitoring data are periodically (yearly) reported to the MED POL Unit in standardized formats. Metadata information can be found on MED POL Web Site at http://195.97.36.231/medpol/

OriginatorsInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactProf.Dr. Ferit Bingel (Director)
Address

Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
P.O.Box 28
Erdemli
Mersin
33731
Turkey

Telephone+90 324 5212406
Facsimile+90 (324) 5212327
Emailbingel@ims.metu.edu.tr
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Local identifier40001016
Global identifier1560
Last revised2010-11-22