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General
Data set name

Monitoring contaminants in the biota off the Biscay and Atlantic coasts of Spain

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 1985 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Galicia, Cantabrian Sea and Huelva (Atlantic & Biscay coasts of Spain)

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota; Metal concentrations in biota

Instruments

Gas chromatographs; atomic absorption spectrometers

Description 
Summary

Annual samplings at fixed points for the purpose of evaluating temporal tendencies, spatial distribution and human health hazards due to marine pollutants. The collection comprises approximately 10,000 data, most of which correspond to the 1987-1990 period, due to the improvements in sampling and testing procedures, as well as a progressive improvement in quality control. This information is supplied annually to the JOINT MONITORING GROUP (JMG), Oslo-Paris Commission. Hence its restricted nature.

OriginatorsIEO/ Vigo Oeanographic Centre
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactAlvaro Fernandez (Director)
Address

IEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Corazon de Maria, 8
MADRID

28002
Spain

Telephone+34 91 5974443
Facsimile+34 915 974770
Emaildirector@md.ieo.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8036093
Global identifier2742
Last revised2009-01-12