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Data set name

Eutrophication monitoring (hydrography, nutrients and chlorophyll) off the NE coast of Italy (1987-89)

Data holding centreCNR, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom March 1987 to October 1989
OngoingNo
Geographical area

NE Italy in the coastal district areas of Venice (between Tagliamento river and the town of Chioggia), Ferrara, Ravenna and Rimini, south of the Po mouth

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The goal is to observe changes in the trophic state of the Italian coastal areas, in the period 1987-1989, in relation to the reduction of phosphorous in detergents applied by law in the same period. Nine stations in each district area were sampled monthly, between March and October, at 100 metres from the coastline. Data are stored in a database file arranged per station and per data. Samples are collected and analyzed by the local organisation of the Ministry of Health and mailed to the Water Research Institute as a coordinator of the program.

OriginatorsCNR, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque
Availability 
OrganisationCNR, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactPagnotta R. (Director)
Address

CNR, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque
Water Quality Department Via Reno 1
Roma

00198
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-85
Global identifier3898
Last revised1992-10-15