Contaminants in sediments in the marine environment

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Marine sediment is considered any deposit of insoluble material, primarily rock and soil particles, transported from land areas to the ocean by wind, ice, and rivers, as well as the remains of marine organisms, products of submarine volcanism, chemical precipitates from seawater, and materials from outer space (e.g., meteorites) that accumulate on the seafloor. This data collection activity covers baseline, geographical and temporal trend monitoring of heavy metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons in sediments from the marine chemistry monitoring programme. Data for sediments covers foreshore and offshore areas around Ireland and in the North Atlantic Ocean between Ireland and Canada. Sediment sample stations have been collected since 1992. Contaminants in sediments monitoring has been undertaken by the Marine Chemistry team of the Marine Environment and Food Safety Services (MEFSS) section of the Marine Institute. Data 100% complete for surveys since 1992.

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Title Contaminants in sediments in the marine environment
Description

Marine sediment is considered any deposit of insoluble material, primarily rock and soil particles, transported from land areas to the ocean by wind, ice, and rivers, as well as the remains of marine organisms, products of submarine volcanism, chemical precipitates from seawater, and materials from outer space (e.g., meteorites) that accumulate on the seafloor. This data collection activity covers baseline, geographical and temporal trend monitoring of heavy metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons in sediments from the marine chemistry monitoring programme. Data for sediments covers foreshore and offshore areas around Ireland and in the North Atlantic Ocean between Ireland and Canada. Sediment sample stations have been collected since 1992. Contaminants in sediments monitoring has been undertaken by the Marine Chemistry team of the Marine Environment and Food Safety Services (MEFSS) section of the Marine Institute. Data 100% complete for surveys since 1992.

Contact Point name: Seafood and Marine Environmental Chemistry
email: datarequests@marine.ie
phone: +353-91-387200
Keywords atlantic ocean, celtic sea, chemistry, chlorobiphenyls, cyclodienes, dangerous substances, dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (ddts), environment, environmental monitoring facilities, environmental science, hazardous substances, health, hexachlorocyclohexanes, hydrosphere, irish sea and saint george's channel, lithosphere, major organic constituents, metals and metalloids, north atlantic ocean, north-east atlantic ocean, oceans, organo-metallic compounds, organobromines, organochlorines (general), persistent organic pollutants, pesticides (general), physical measurements, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pahs), science, sediment, toxaphene congeners
Theme Environment
Publisher Marine Institute
Issue Date 31 Dec 1990
Conforms To 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.
Last Modification Date 13 Dec 2017
Publication Frequency annually
Language eng
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/EnvironmentalMonitoringFacilities/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=8&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-11.5,50,-5,56&WIDTH=750&HEIGHT=750&STYLES=default
Geographic Coverage North: 57.3, South: 46.8, East: -5.3, West: -25.1
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -200, Max value: 0
Lineage Data collected as part of Marine Institute 'Contaminants in sediments' monitoring programme for Water Framework Directive, OSPAR and ICES. Quality control applied to data by Seafood and Marine Environmental Chemistry team.
Temporal Extent From: 1992-04-03 11:20, To: n/a
Spatial Reference System https://epsg.io/4326
Spatial Resolution 50000