European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

PARCOM and ANNEXIA of contaminant loads entering the seas around Wales and England

Data holding centreEnvironment Agency Head Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodMostly from 1990, although some data is available for 1985 to 1990
OngoingYes
Geographical area

England and Wales

Observations 
Parameters

Sea level; Contaminant fluxes between the terrestrial and marine environment; Industrial discharges; Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Raw in-situ nutrient analyser output; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in the water column; Quantity of material dumped; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column

Instruments

Discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

The Environment Agency is designated as the responsible authority for monitoring the inputs of contaminants listed in the 1974 Paris Convention as amended by the 1992 OSPAR Convention. It does this by measuring the loads of substances from direct industrial and wastewater discharges into estuaries and coastal waters, and by assessing the loads of substances entering the sea via rivers at the tidal limit.

OriginatorsEnvironment Agency Head Office
Availability 
OrganisationEnvironment Agency Head Office
AvailabilityLicence
ContactPublic Enquiries Unit
Address

Environment Agency Head Office
Horizon House
Bristol

BS1 5AH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1454 624400
Emailenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1097005
Global identifier881
Last revised2009-12-01