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Data set name

North of Ireland Joint Agency Coastal Monitoring Programme (NIJACMP)

Data holding centreQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1998
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North of Irelands sea-loughs and open coast

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; 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; Salinity of the water column; Secchi disk depth; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

Instruments

CTD; discrete water samplers

Description 
Summary

NIJAMP is a monitoring programme funded by The Environment and Heritage Service (EHS), The Loughs Agency and The Department of Agrisculture and Rural Development (DARD). It maintains a network of 10 moorings around the coast of north Ireland located in impounded estuaries, sea-loughs and coastal seas. All moorings measure temperature, salinity, flouresence. Some moorings also measure turbidity and DO. Instruments in the western Irish Sea and Belfast Lough also measure nutrients on a periodic basis. Instruments are serviced approximately every 6 weeks and additional spatial surveys completed during servicing.

OriginatorsQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Data web sitehttp://www.afsni.ac.uk/services/coastalmonitoring/default.htm
Availability 
OrganisationQueens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
AvailabilityAcademic
ContactAdam Mellor
Address

Queens University Belfast - Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Centre, Newforge Lane
Belfast

BT9 5PX
United Kingdom

Telephone02890 255652
Emaila.mellor@qub.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1105008
Global identifier911
Last revised2009-05-22