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BIOCHEMISTRY: Biochemistry of nutrients, metals and organic micropollutants in the North Sea: determination of trace elements, nutrients, organic composites in water and nutrients and heavy metal concentrations in the air (1997-2000)
Contact: Centrum voor Micro- en Sporenanalyse (UA-MITAC), more ; Onderzoeksgroep Organische Milieuchemie en -Technologie (UGent-EnVOC), more ; Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry (ULB-LoCGE), more ; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (VUB-AMGC), more

The purpose of this research project was to examine the principle means by which pollutants are carried to the North Sea and to trace them once they reach it. For macro- and micro-nutrients, heavy metals and organic pollutants, the following were studied in detail for the North Sea : the atmospheric and river input, the speciation, behaviour and transformation, and the sink processes. more

Data on trace elements such as aluminium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, nickel, cadmium and lead, with particular attention to the dissolved phase (water), nutrients, chl-a, phaeophytin-a and trace metals such as manganese, copper, zinc, nickel, cadmium and lead (water), organic composites in the water and nutrients and heavy metals to study atmospheric transport.

Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Environmental quality/pollution, Physical > Hydrography (e.g. T,S), Water composition > Dissolved gases, Water composition > Nutrients
Marine/Coastal, Aerosols, Atmospheric composition, Heavy metals, Organic pollutants, Pollutants, Trace metals, Volatile organic compounds, ANE, North Sea

Geographical coverage
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1997 - 2000

1,1 ,1- Trichloroethane
1,1,2- Trichloroethane
1,2- Dichlorobenzene
1,2- Dichloroethane
1,2,4- Trichlorobenzene
1,2-Dichloroethene (trans)
1,3- Dichlorobenzene
1,3,5- Trichlorobenzene
Aluminium (Al)
Ammonia (NH3)
Ammonium (NH4+)
Arsenic (As)
Cadmium (Cd)
Calcium (Ca)
Chlorine (Cl)
Chlorophyll a
Chromium (Cr)
Cobalt (Co)
Copper (Cu)
Dissolved oxygen (O2)
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
Iron (Fe)
Lead (Pb)
Magnesium (Mg)
Manganese (Mn)
Mercury (Hg)
Nickel (Ni)
Nitrate (NO3-)
Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-)
Nitrite (NO2-)
Particulate organic carbon (POC)
Particulate organic nitrogen (PON)
Phaeophytin a
Phosphate (PO43-)
Potassium (K)
Silicate (SiO44-)
Silicon (Si)
Sodium (Na)
Strontium (Sr)
Sulphate (SO42-)
Total carbon (TC)
Total nitrogen (N)
Xylene (m+p )
Zinc (Zn)

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Belgisch Marien Data Centrum (BMDC), moredata manager
Universiteit Antwerpen; Centrum voor Micro- en Sporenanalyse (MITAC), moredata owner
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Groene Chemie en Technologie; Onderzoeksgroep Organische Milieuchemie en -Technologie (EnVOC), moredata owner
Université Libre de Bruxelles; Faculté des Sciences; Département des Sciences de la Terre et de l'Environnement; Unité Modélisation Biogéochimique Système Terre; Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry (LoCGE), moredata owner
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC), moredata owner

Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
Marine phytoplankton community composition data from the Belgian part of the North Sea, 1968-2010, more

The Biogeochemistry of Nutrients, Metals and Organic Micropollutants in the North Sea, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-06-14
Information last updated: 2018-06-25
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