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Data set name

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Inshore Phytoplankton Monitoring Ireland since 2002

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodFrom 2002 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Co. Louth; Co. Wexford; Co. Cork; Co. Kerry; Co. Clare; Co. Galway; Co. Mayo; Co. Sligo; Co. Donegal

Observations 
Parameters

Horizontal spatial co-ordinates; Date and time; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic volume in water bodies

Description 
Summary

The phytoplankton sample sites and phytoplankton counts coincide with finfish aquaculture sites and monitoring results include the following parameters; Sample Code, Location Code, Location Name, Location XY, Phytoplankton Species, Phytoplankton Count, Phytoplankton Biomass and Report Name. Phytoplankton samples are taken from 79 inshore stations close to the Irish coastline between Co. Louth and Co. Donegal but mainly along the west coast of Ireland. Phytoplankton sample stations are regularly sampled around the Irish coastline as part of the HABs monitoring programme since 2002. Water samples for phytoplankton counts analysis in the lab taken by observers and delivered to the Irish Marine Institute. Phytoplankton counts analysis supports water quality monitoring and early warning for naturally occurring harmful algal blooms known as red tides. Samples are managed by the Marine Institute in partnership with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Samples collected and tested on a regular basis since the launch of the HABs system in 2002.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/habs-inshore-phytoplankton-monitoring
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactDave Clarke (Team Leader)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway
H91 R673
Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fde-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1977
Last revised2017-12-04