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General
Data set name

Zooplankton Data Set of the Curonian Lagoon

Data holding centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
CountryLithuania  Lithuania
Time period1995-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Northern Curonian Lagoon in the Southeast Baltic Sea, data set limits: 55 16 - 55 44N; 21 01 - 21 17E

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton biovolume

Instruments

Plankton nets

Description 
Summary

The zooplankton is an important indicator in the assessment of environmental state, pollution level. It is an important link between the phytoplankton and higher trophic level such as fish. The purpose of the research - to describe the community structure and the spatial distribution in species composition, abundance within the research area as well as to evaluate seasonal and long term variability in the zooplankton. In accordance with the national Curonian Lagoon monitoring programme, sampling of zooplankton is carried out every month at 8-10 monitoring stations in the north part of the Lagoon which belongs to Lithuania. Samples are taken from the bottom to the surface water layers using small Dzedi net from expedition cutter 'Gintaras' according to HELCOM methods. The data are fully quality controlled. Systematic certification of laboratories, participation in international intercalibrations, internal control, introduced managing system for research' quality 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
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactEgle Supiniene (Head of Hydrobiology Department)
Address

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

LT-91149
Lithuania

Telephone+370 46 41 04 52
Facsimile+370 46 41 04 60
Emaile.supiniene@jtc.am.lt
Administration 
Collating centreDepartment of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Local identifier33001032
Global identifier2114
Last revised2009-02-07