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Data set name

Complex Ecological and Microclimatic Investigation of Ureki-Shekvetili Health-resort Zone expedition 1, 2009

Data holding centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
CountryGeorgia  Georgia
Time period2009
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Between the rivers Supsa and Natanebi Ureki-Shekvetili Health-resort Zone.

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Atmospheric emissions; Transmittance and attenuance of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Concentration of other organic contaminants in suspended particulate material; Salinity of the water column; Temperature variation in the water column; Quantity of material dumped; Geological sample radioactivity; Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

Instruments

Single-beam echosounders; atomic absorption spectrometers; mass spectrometers; accelerator mass spectrometers; gamma-ray spectrometers

Description 
Summary

The health-resort-recreation resources are among the most significant natural resources of Georgia. Their effective use can cause substantial economical and financial development. Among resort resources of Black Sea shore zone 11km length and 30-50m width section between the rivers Supsa and Natanebi with different quality of magnetite concentration sands is distinguished for its uniqueness. Sand bath with magnetic characteristic is in medical use in Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Evpatoria and in other countries for a long time. Study of Ureki magnetic sands features and their medical use was established by the workers of I.Koniashvili Institute of Health-Resort Study and Physiotherapy (G.Ushveridze, V.Toxadze, 1963; N.Mgeladze 1961; Z.Danelia 1967; S.Blanutsa, E.Elizbarashvili, N.Kartsivadze 1982; M.Tabidze 1985; V.Kikoria 1977 and others). Positive effect of Ureki sands constant magnetic field on patients suffered from heart diseases was confirmed. While complex utilization of Ureki resort factors along with magnetic sands bath, revealed positive effect on treatment of patients suffered from hypertension (1st -2nd stage), coronal atherosclerosis (1st stage), myocardial dystrophy, acquired heart defects, chronic thrombophlebitis of extremities, diseases of support-moving apparatus, peripheral nervous system etc. Ureki gains its uniqueness in comparison with other Black See resorts just because of this characteristic that requires ecological and microclimatic investigation of this resort zone. Thus, complex ecological and microclimatic investigation using newest equipment and modern methodologies that will sustain effective utilization and practical development of health resort zone medical factors, is actual and timely.

OriginatorsIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Availability 
OrganisationIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactMariam Elizbarashvili
Address

Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
1 I. Chavchavadze Ave., 0128,Tbilisi, Georgia Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Tbilisi


Georgia

Telephone+995 32 253222; +99532 222372
Facsimile+99532 253222
Emailwocean@telenet.ge
Administration 
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifiertsu_18
Global identifier5136
Last revised2011-03-23