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Title: NRA baseline estuary and coastal waters monitoring programme
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This programme is a first step in the process of producing a national standard monitoring protocol for estuaries which will ultimately seek to rationalise existing monitoring programmes undertaken by the various NRA regions. It incorporates recommendations by Marine Pollution Monitoring Management Group arising out of their review of the UK marine monitoring programme. It also forms part of the Monitoring Master Plan of the North Sea Task Force. It is the ultimate intention that NRA will be responsible for monitoring NSTF sampling locations in major estuaries and out to three miles. The opportunity has been taken to bring these requirements together and institute a common programme which will meet the needs of the North Sea Task Force and go some way towards establishing a baseline programme for major estuaries which fall within the responsibilities of the NRA. The present proposals will need to be modified subsequently in the light of future NRA requirements, particularly in terms of frequency and intensity of sampling. The present, very low sampling frequency is largely determined by the needs of the North Sea Task Force. This programme is not a substitute for more intensive programmes which are necessary to meet local requirements but represents a minimum scheme which must be achieved.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Coastal waters; Estuaries; Sampling; Chemicophysical properties; Microbiology; Water quality
Geographic Keywords: England; Wales; Humber; Tyne (North East England); Tees (North England); Wear (North East England); Tyne catchment; Esk and Coast catchment; South Devon catchment; Thames (tidal) catchment; Tamar; Tamar catchment; Severn Estuary; South East Valleys; Dee (Tidal) catchment; Mersey Estuary catchment
Extent: 8; + appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4059
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