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Biological data from the Coastal Monitoring Programme (CMP) in the southern Baltic Sea (1994-)

Data holding centreMaritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) - Department of Ecology
CountryPoland  Poland
Time periodFrom March 1994 - 1995
Geographical area

11 stations in the southern Baltic, Polish coastal zone: 2 stations in the Gulf of Gdansk, 5 stations in the open coastal zone, 2 stations in the Pomeranian Bay and 2 stations in the Szczecin Lagoon


Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Zooplankton wet weight biomass; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic volume in water bodies


Plankton nets; spectrophotometers


The objective of the CMP-HELCOM project is to observe the changes occurring in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea resulting from human activity. The project is still in its initial stage and is constantly modified. Monitoring of selected biological parameters in the Polish coastal zone of the Baltic Sea has been carried out in DAE IEP since 1994. The 3-times a year control includes measurements of the following parameters: chlorophyll-a, phytoplankton and zooplankton at 11 sampling stations. Methods of sampling and analyses correspond to the HELCOM Guidelines for Baltic Monitoring Programme. The data base contains chlorophyll-a concentrations, abundances and biomasses of the organisms for each sampling recalculated for 1 m**3. It includes data of some 100 samplings with the specified name of the station, date and depth of the sampling or hauling. The data are used for elaboration of periodic assessments of the state of the Baltic Sea environment and for prognosis of the future changes in the biocenosis of the Southern Baltic.

OriginatorsMaritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) - Department of Ecology
OrganisationMaritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) - Department of Ecology
AvailabilityLicence; organisation; moratorium
ContactDr. Lidia Kruk-Dowgiallo (Head of the department)

Maritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) - Department of Ecology
Abrahama 1

Telephone+48 58 5520094
Facsimile+48 58 5524613
Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management National Research Institute, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21002002
Global identifier1604
Last revised2009-01-19