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Black Sea - Eutrophication and Acidity aggregated datasets 1935/2016 v2018

National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
Ankara University
Bulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre (BGODC), Institute of Oceanology
Donskaya offing station North-Caucasus HMS
Georgian Institute of Hydrometeorology of Georgian Technical University
Georgian Institute of Water Management of Georgian Technical University
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography (HCMR/IO)
Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IO-BAS)
Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Science and Management
Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Marine Sciences
Kuban offing station, North-Caucasus HMS
Laboratory of Marine Ecology-Central Laboratory of General Ecology
Marine Hydrophysical Institute
Mariupol Marine Hydrometeorological Station, Ukrainian HMS
National Environmental Agency of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources
National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Navy Main Administration of Navigation and Oceanography, Ministry of Defence
North-Caucasus Regional Administration of Hydrometeorology of Roshydromet
Nothern Regional Administration of Hydrometeorology of Roshydromet
Odessa Branch of SOI (State Oceanographic Institute)
Odessa National I.I.Mechnikov University
P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS
Scientific - Research Firm "GAMMA"
Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty
Specialized Center for Hydrometeorology and Monitoring of Environment of Black and Azov Seas (SC HME BAS)
State Oceanographic Institute, Sebastopol Branch (SB SOI)
Tuapse Hydrometeorological Bureau, North-Caucasus Centre
Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute - Marine Branch
Ukrainian scientific center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES)
EMODnet Chemistry
Publication Year
Temporal Extent (Data collection)
1935-09-23 to 2016-11-02
Water body dissolved oxygen concentration; Water body dissolved oxygen saturation; Water body nitrate; Water body nitrate plus nitrite; Water body dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN); Water body nitrite; Water body phosphate; Water body silicate; Water body ammonium; Water body chlorophyll-a; Water body phaeopigments; Water body total alkalinity; Water body total nitrogen; Water body total phosphorus; Water body pH; ITS-90 water temperature; Water body salinity; Vertical Profile; Black Sea; Sea of Marmara; Sea of Azov; Oceanography; Chemistry; European seas; MSFD
Resource Type
46616 CDI records (Vertical Profiles)
9.8 MB

EMODnet Chemistry aims to provide access to marine chemistry data sets and derived data products concerning eutrophication, acidity and contaminants. The chemicals chosen reflect importance to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). ITS-90 water temperature and Water body salinity variables have been also included (as-is) to complete the Eutrophication and Acidity data. If you use these variables for calculations, please refer to SeaDataNet for having the quality flags: This aggregated dataset contains all unrestricted EMODnet Chemistry data on Eutrophication and Ocean acidification (15 parameters with quality flag indicators), and covers the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara and Sea of Azov with 46616 CDI records. Data were aggregated and quality controlled by 'National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa" from Romania.


Regional datasets concerning eutrophication and acidity are automatically harvested and resulting collections are aggregated and quality controlled using ODV Software and following a common methodology for all Sea Regions ( When not present in original data, Water body nitrate plus nitrite was calculated by summing up the Nitrates and Nitrites. Same procedure was applied for Water body dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) which was calculated by summing up the Nitrates, Nitrites and Ammonium."

Funding References
European Commission. Service Contract EASME/EMFF/2016/
Access Rights
Aggregated datasets are public domain and freely available for all users, following the specified citation format. Free user registration is required.
How to cite

National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa" (2018). Black Sea - Eutrophication and Acidity aggregated datasets 1935/2016 v2018. Aggregated datasets were generated in the framework of EMODnet Chemistry III, under the support of DG MARE Call for Tender EASME/EMFF/2016/006 - lot4.

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