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Data set name

National Integrated Monitoring Programme: trace metals in the water column data set collected in the Black Sea (2002-)

Data holding centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
CountryRomania  Romania
ProjectIntegrated Monitoring Programme of the physical, chemical and biological parameters of the transitional, coastal and marine waters
Time periodSince 2002
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Romanian Black Sea coastal zone (transitional waters in the northern part at the Danube mouths and coastal and marine waters in the southern part).

Observations 
Parameters

Total metal concentrations in water bodies

Instruments

Atomic absorption spectrometers

Description 
Summary

The National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa" is the national operator of the integrated physical, chemical and biological monitoring system of the marine environment and is responsible for sampling, quality controlling, analysing, interpreting and reporting the data. One of the aims of the Monitoring Programme is to study the spatial and temporal distribution of the trace metals contaminants (Cu, Cd, Pb, Mn, Zn, Ni, Cr) in the abiotic and biotic components of the coastal marine ecosystem, under different sources of pollution (Danube river in the northern area, land based sources in the southern one like waste water discharges, etc.). Seawater samples (surface level) are collected. The data are stored, together with benchmark information, as time series at each site. The data are fully quality controlled. The trace metals data are compared with historical data sets, with the other physical, chemical and biological parameters that were monitored and with data from neighbouring sites in the Black Sea region.

OriginatorsNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactAndra Oros (Scientist)
Address

National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
300 Mamaia Blvd.
Constanta

900581
Romania

Telephone40 241 543288
Facsimile40 241 831274
Emailandra@alpha.rmri.ro
Administration 
Collating centreNational Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Local identifier41001002
Global identifier2357
Last revised2016-11-11