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Title: 'Sea Vigil' water quality monitoring : the East Anglian coast 1994
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The purpose of the 1994 surveys was to extend knowledge on nutrient levels and their variation along the coast of East Anglia, particularly on a seasonal basis, building on the 1992-1993 data set. Furthermore, the EC Urban Waste Water Treatment and Nitrate Directives, along with the high political profile of North Sea matters, particularly nutrients, require information on nutrients, chlorophyll and water quality. Whilst Anglian Region currently does not have any coastal areas designated as "Sensitive Areas [Eutrophic]" under the UWWTD, this work will provide data for any necessary reassessment. Some surveys were part of the National Coastal Baseline Surveillance programme, initiated by the NRA's National Centre for Marine Surveillance atTwerton (Bath). Since this programme used a coarse grid of sites, 15 km apart, additional samples were taken to "fill-in" for Regional monitoring purposes. In addition to the sample programme for the National Coastal Baseline Surveillance programme, "opportunistic" sampling was also undertaken during passages between work on the various Area Marine Monitoring programmes. The intention has been to collect data from all the coastal waters of the Anglian Region and produce a series of reports.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: CoastsSurveysCoastal watersWater qualityNitratesAmmoniaPhosphatesNutrient managementChlorophylls
Geographic Keywords: EssexNorfolkSussexThe Wash
Extent: 15; + figures and tables
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3699
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