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Data set name

UK shelf seas nutrients data set (1960-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1960 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea, English Channel and Irish Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; sediment grabs; unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

This data set consists of a database which holds all available MAFF/ CEFAS nutrient data collected since 1960, and is regularly updated. At present it includes samples collected from 130 MAFF/CEFAS cruises, and the measurements for 19,000 samples. Temperature and salinity data are also included.

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 identifier1029043
Global identifier423
Last revised2009-05-22