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Data set name

Plankton biodiversity and biovariability in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans

Data holding centreInstitute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
CountryUkraine  Ukraine
Time period1963-1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Panama, Kenya

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies; Air temperature; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Phaeopigment concentrations in sediment; Primary production in the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as nitrogen per unit volume of the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Plankton nets; discrete water samplers; CTD

Description 
Summary

The leading oceanographic institutes of Ukraine are holding extensive and very valuable information on the species diversity and spatial-temporal variability of physical, chemical and biological characteristics from the World's Tropical Ocean. This information has been practically inaccessible to scientists outside the Former Soviet Union. These archived materials can be made available through establishment of scientific links between western Europe and Former Soviet Union countries which will enable data to be evaluated, jointly analysed and made available to the international oceanographic scientific community. These data have been integrated with data from Panama and Kenya to form a very comprehensive database. The database was created within Darwin Initiative Project No. 162/8/251.

OriginatorsInstitute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
Data web sitehttp://www.ibss.org.ua
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactSergey Piontkovkiy
Address

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
2, Nakhimov ave.
Sevastopol

99011
Ukraine

Telephone+380 692 544110
Facsimile+380 692 557813
Emailtokarev@ibss.iuf.net
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Hydrophysical Institute
Local identifierIBSS6
Global identifier5332
Last revised2011-03-25