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dc.contributor.authorO'Beirn, Francis
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Garvan
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T20:00:07Z
dc.date.available2021-07-15T20:00:07Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationO'Beirn, F. X, O'Donnel, G, and Healy, L. (2019). Environmental Survey of Coastal and Shelf Waters – Northabout: Winter nutrients, benthos and contaminants monitoring 2019 (CV19-001). Marine Institute, Irelanden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10793/1697
dc.description.abstractThe 2019 survey continues the Marine Institute’s Winter Nutrients monitoring that commenced in 1990/91. The survey has evolved and expanded during this time period with respect to target areas, parameters and sampling strategy. In 2011 this survey was reestablished as a winter environmental survey with a broader remit to provide supporting information for OSPAR and Water Framework Directive (WFD Directive 2000/60/EC) assessments and also to maintain the winter time series on key biogeochemical parameters in Irish waters in response to pressures such as land based inputs of nutrients and climate change. Since 2011 the survey circumnavigates the Island of Ireland every two years, alternating southabout and northabout, starting in the Irish Sea and ending in Galway. This provides a complete coverage of Irelands coastal waters over two-year periods. However, given the timing of the surveys, winter by necessity to ensure minimal biological activity and therefore highest concentrations of dissolved nutrients, the weather is a significant factor in determining the actual, as opposed to planned, coverage of the target stations. This work is complementary to inshore water quality monitoring activities of the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and Marine Institute and the annual offshore oceanographic survey/climate section (53N/Rockall Trough) on the RV Celtic Explorer led by the Oceanographic Science Services group at the Marine Institute. The 2019 survey was designed to collect multidisciplinary information on physical conditions, water chemistry (dissolved nutrients, total alkalinity (TA), dissolved organic carbon (DIC) and salinity), sediment chemistry (persistent organic pollutants POPs and trace metals), sediment particle size distribution and benthic macroinvertebrates (at targeted waterbodies around the coast). This contributes to data collection needs of various statutory drivers (WFD and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Directive 2008/56/EC) as well as providing a research dataset on status and changing conditions (trends and variations) for key environmental variables.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMarine Instituteen_US
dc.subjectWFDen_US
dc.subjectWESen_US
dc.subjectCeltic Voyageren_US
dc.subjectNutrientsen_US
dc.subjectChemistryen_US
dc.subjectBenthic monitoringen_US
dc.subjectMacroinvertebrate samplingen_US
dc.subjectPSAen_US
dc.subjectCTDen_US
dc.subjectCv19001en_US
dc.titleEnvironmental Survey of Coastal and Shelf Waters – Northabout: Winter nutrients, benthos and contaminants monitoring 2019 (Cv19-001)en_US
dc.title.alternativeCv19001en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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