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General
Data set name

Dataset of concentrations of detergents of the Curonian Lagoon

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1978-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Whole Curonian Lagoon in the southeast Baltic Sea during the period 1987-1993 (data set limits: 54 54 - 55 44N; 20 37 - 21 16E); Northern part of the Curonian Lagoon since 1994 (data set limits: 55 16 - 55 44N; 21 01 - 21 17E)

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Concentration of other hydrocarbons in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

Instruments

Spectrophotometers

Description 
Summary

The purpose of the researches is to evaluate the contamination of water with detergents in the Curonian Lagoon and to evaluate year-to-year dynamic of these amounts. Amounts of detergents reflect water contamination with sewage discharges. In accordance with the national Curonian Lagoon monitoring programme complex surveys have been fulfilled with cutter 'Gintaras' every month. During the period 1978-1993 investigations were carried out in the whole Curonian Lagoon (data set limits: 54 54 - 55 44N; 20 37 - 21 16E). Since 1994 the researches have been carried out in north part of the Lagoon which belongs to Lithuania. The data are fully quality controlled. Systematic certification of laboratories, participation in an international intercalibrations, internal control, introduced managing system for researches' quality, use of high quality reagents determine quality of data. All data is stored in archive (written form) and is saved on hard disk.

OriginatorsDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Availability 
OrganisationDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactGalina Garnaga (Head of Ecotoxicology Department)
Address

Department of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Taikos Av. 26
Klaipeda

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 380 478
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emailg.garnaga@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001013
Global identifier2095
Last revised2010-05-04