Contaminants in biota in the marine environment

Published by: Marine Institute
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Marine biota can be classified broadly into those organisms living in either the pelagic environment (plankton and nekton) or the benthic environment (benthos). Single-celled or multi-celled plankton with photosynthetic pigments are the producers of the photic zone in the pelagic environment. This data collection activity covers baseline, geographical and temporal trend monitoring of heavy metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons in biota from the marine chemistry monitoring programme. Data for biota covers Irish estuarine and Irish coastal waters. Biota sample stations have been collected since 1987. Contaminants in biota monitoring has been undertaken by the Marine Chemistry team of the Marine Environment and Food Safety Services (MEFSS) section of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Data 100% complete for surveys since 1987.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2015-05-14
Date dataset updated 2017-12-13
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['Creative Commons licence conditions apply', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license']
Update frequency Quarterly
Language English
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/EnvironmentalMonitoringFacilities/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=9&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-11.5,50,-5,56&WIDTH=750&HEIGHT=750&STYLES=default
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-25.0008, 46.8333],[-25.0008, 57.3661], [-5.2723, 57.3661], [-5.2723, 46.8333], [-25.0008, 46.8333]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-10"}
Provenance information Data collected as part of Marine Institute chemistry monitoring programme. Quality control applied to data by Seafood and Marine Environmental Chemistry team.
Period of time covered (begin) 1987-07-15