Databases Inventory (EDMED Forms)

*DATASET-NAME: Hydrographic stations (nutrients) collected in Adriatic open waters during ASCOP project (1979-84,1989-91)


*END-YEAR: 1991

*TIME-PERIOD: from 1979 to 1984 (Phase 1), from 1989 to 1991 (Phase 2)

*GEOGRAPHIC-COVERAGE: 21 stations (4 transects) covering the region of international waters in the Northern Adriatic Sea and 21 stations (3 transects) in the Middle Adriatic Sea up to transect Pescara-Sibenik as part of the standard grid stations of the ASCOP Monitoring Program. 1 cruise was concerned also with the transect Gargano-Split(7 stations).

*PROJECT: ASCOP, Adriatic Scientific Co-operation Program in the framework of Italian/Yugoslav Multidisciplinary Program for the Protection of the Adriatic Sea and Coastal Regions from Pollution.

*PARAMETERS: chemical and biological base-parameters (dissolved oxygen, pH, total alkalinity, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, phosphate, silicate, chlorophyll a, phaeopigment and suspended matter) at different depths.

*INSTRUMENTS: sampling devices by reversing Niskin bottle, rosette multi-sampler (PVC)

*SUMMARY: The hydro-chemical and biological properties of the Adriatic open sea waters were analysed in the framework of the multidisciplinary monitoring program of the Adriatic Sea scheduled to determine the current state of the ecosystem and pollution in relation to its basic hydrological features and dynamics.

The original data were controlled, analysed and worked up by the originator who holds the principal quality control responsibility. Nevertheless before the data set has been considered as part of the database it has been submitted to a pre-processing procedure and the preliminary data products were submitted to the group of experts charged of final data validation and reporting.

The hydrographic stations were occupied during 5 seasonal cruises. Additional intercalibration cruise was carried out concurrently with different ships. 2 hydrographic surveys are concerned with the summer of 1983 and 1984; 2 the autumn of 1979 and 1989; 1 the spring of 1983. All cruises are concerned with the Northern Adriatic (4 transects) and 1 transect (Pescara-Sibenik) in the Middle Adriatic sea, whereas the spring and summer cruises of 1983 comprise also the whole Middle Adriatic (3 transects) and the transect Gargano-Split.

The data are stored as depth series per station, per cruise and ship (institution). Approximately 90% of stations coverage is concurrently with the CTD stations.

The data set comprises over 230 hydrological stations where the samples have been collected at standard depths and on the bottom.
The data are supplied by 3 Italian institutions:
- CNR, Istituto di Biologia del Mare, Venezia;
- CNR, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Pesca Marittima, Ancona;
- CNR, Istituto Sperimentale Talassografico, Trieste.

1) Common Report of Activities carried out from July 1979 to October 1980 in the framework of the Italian-Yugoslav Program for the Protection of the Adriatic Sea. Printed by OGS, Trieste, March 1982.
2) Common Report of Activities carried out from 1980 to 1984 in the framework of the Italian- Yugoslav Program for the Protection of the Adriatic Sea. Printed by OGS, Trieste, December 1985.
3) Italian Data Reports, Cruises ASCOP 2,3 and 4 (6 volumes).Printed by OGS, Trieste, December 1985.
4) Italian Data Reports, Cruise ASCOP 14 (2 volumes). Printed by OGS, Trieste, June 1991.
5) Proceedings of the ASCOP Symposium 'Oceanographic Condition and Pollution Level of the Northern and Middle Adriatic Sea', Trieste, June 9-10, 1986. Bollettino di Oceanologia teorica ed applicata, Numero speciale, 1989.

*CENTRE: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Sgonico (Trieste), Dipartimento di Oceanologia e Geofisica Ambientale.

*STORAGE-MEDIUM: Digitised data on disc mass storage, 8 printed volumes (tables and maps).

*AVAILABILITY: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Sgonico (Trieste). Data are public and distributed to scientific community within the EU- MEDAR/MEDATLAS II data archive.


*ENTRY-DATE: 1992-08-25, revised 1999-12-15

Available Data Sets
Cruise Ref Cruise Name Validated Location
IO48197979013 ASCOP 1 (ITT) Yes Map
IO48198383004 ASCOP 2 (IRPEM) Yes Map
IO48198383006 ASCOP 3 (IRPEM) Yes Map
IO48198383007 ASCOP 2 (IBM) Yes Map
IO48198383008 ASCOP 3 (IBM) Yes Map
IO48198383009 ASCOP 2 (ITT) Yes Map
IO48198383010 ASCOP 3 (ITT) Yes Map
IO48198484003 ASCOP 4 (IBM) Yes Map
IO48198484009 ASCOP 4 (ITT) Yes Map
IO48198989001 ASCOP 14 (ITT-IBM) Yes Map
IO48198989005 ASCOP 14 (IRPEM) Yes Map
IO48199090003 ASCOP 18 (ITT) Yes Map

Last update 21/03/2001

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