JERICO-NEXT TNA: Monitoring of Organic Contaminants in the water of the southern Europe with Passive Sampling (MoCo Sea Pass)
|Author(s)||Mylona Kyriaki1, Tsapakis Manolis1, Smedes Foppe2, Sobotka Jaromir2, Prokes Roman2, Vrana Branislav2, Riminucci Francesco3, Slabakova Violeta4, Ravaioli Mariangela3, Kalantzi Ioanna1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography, Greece
2 : Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Czech Republic
3 : CNR - Ismar Institute of Marine Science, Italy
4 : Department of Ocean Technologies, Institute of Oceanology-BAS, Bulgaria
|Keyword(s)||passive sampling, POPs, Southern Mediterranean, air-sea exchange, PAHs, PCBs, OCPs, PBDEs|
Selected urban/industrially impacted sites were monitored in an attempt to examine the impacts of anthropogenic activities on aquatic environments and to combine these results with AQUA-GAPS for a global scale estimation. The present project was aimed at developing new monitoring technologies to detect POPs in marine water and to evaluate the air-sea exchange of organic contaminants. Thus, it was achieved, for the first time, the simultaneous deployment of two passive samplers (air- and sea-samplers) resulting in (1) the evaluation of the present state of POPs pollution in the water and in the air of the Southern European coast and (2) the simultaneous monitoring of air-sea exchange of organic contaminants. The selected sites for deployment were in the Western part of Black Sea and in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Deployment sites included the Port Operational Marine Observing System (POMOS) (st.Balchik) in Black Sea and the Meteoceanographic site (S1-GB) in Mediterranean Sea. The concentrations of PAHs, PCBs, OCPs and PBDEs were measured in both air- and sea-passive samplers.
|Acknowledgements||This work was supported by the JERICO-NEXT TNA project MoCo Sea Pass (Reference number: JN_CALL_2_10) funded in the framework of the European Commission’s H2020 Programme JERICO-NEXT project (grant agreement No. 654410, Trans National Access activity). This work was carried out also as part of the Greek National project "Blue growth with innovation and application to the Hellenic Seas (GLAFKI)” MIS 5002438. This work also supported by the RECETOX Research Infrastructure (LM2015051 and CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001761).|
Datasets of the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) measured in air (PUF) and in water (SSP, LDPE) passive samplers. Photos of the deployment and retrieval of passive samplers from POMOS (Western Black Sea) and S1-GB (Northern Adriatic Sea). The published data are raw and uncorrected.