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Data set name

Monitoring Program for Lebanese Coastal Water

Data holding centreNational Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
CountryLebanon  Lebanon
ProjectMonitoring of marine water quality along the Lebanese coast
Time period1980-onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Lebanese coast

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria in biota; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters 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; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Temperature of the water column; Skin temperature of the water column; Metal concentrations in biota

Instruments

Water temperature sensor; salinity sensor; pH sensors; sieves and filters; gas chromatographs; balances and scales; accelerator mass spectrometers; spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

Purpose of collection: Water quality control. 21 sampling stations along the Lebanese coast. Sampling is done monthly Instrumentation and methods of sampling: UNEP/MAP Data is arranged as time series, depth series per station.

OriginatorsNational Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
Availability 
OrganisationNational Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactDr. Nijad Kabbara (Database manager)
Address

National Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
P.O. Box 189 Jounieh Harat Sakhr-Saddick & Matta Building, near Madisson Hotel Jounieh Lebanon
Jounieh

RL
Lebanon

Telephone+961 9 918 570
Facsimile+96 19 93 47 63
Emailnkabbara@cnrs.edu.lb
Administration 
Collating centreNational Center for Marines Sciences - NCMS
Local identifier51001005
Global identifier1933
Last revised2010-11-22