European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

Benthos populations at and around marine disposal sites off the coast of England and Wales (1986-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1986 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos generic abundance; Quantity of material dumped; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in sediment samples; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in biota

Instruments

Benthos samplers; sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

The data are collected to establish the effects of waste disposal at sea on benthic populations. Sediment samples are collected on three MAFF cruises each year from areas in and around licensed disposal sites. The benthos present in each sample is identified and enumerated.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029001
Global identifier387
Last revised2010-11-22