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Particulate carbon, nitrogen and stable isotope determination of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) in the harbours of Oostende and Zeebrugge and the Belgian coastal zone
Citation
Gaulier, C.; Gao, Y.; Baeyens, W.; Research group Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC). VUB: Belgium; (2020): Particulate carbon, nitrogen and stable isotope determination of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) in the harbours of Oostende and Zeebrugge and the Belgian coastal zone.

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Description
Dataset on measured carbon (12C/13C) and nitrogen (14N/15N) stable isotope ratios. more

To trace the Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) towards its origin, carbon (12C/13C) and nitrogen (14N/15N) stable isotope ratios will be measured, since organic matter from marine and terrestrial origin has a different isotopic C and sometimes N signature. Pre-baked glass fibre filters are used to collect SPM for C and N isotope analysis in the sampling sites. After the filters are dried, subsamples of the filters were then cut and left for 24 h in an acid fume chamber. Finally, the acidified samples are analysed by EA-IRMS (Elemental Analysis - Isotopic Ratio Mass Spectroscopy). At the end in combination with modelling techniques, mixing of water masses will be estimated.

Scope
Themes:
Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries), Environmental quality/pollution
Keywords:
Marine, EA-IRMS, HR-ICPMS, Mass spectrometry, Stable isotope analysis, Suspended particulate matter, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2014 - 2019

Parameters
, C:N ratio, Particulate organic carbon (POC), Particulate organic nitrogen (PON), Suspended particulate matter (SPM), Suspended particulate matter (SPM) 13C (delta), Suspended particulate matter (SPM) 15N (delta), Total carbon (TC), Total nitrogen (N)

Contributors
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Belgisch Marien Data Centrum (BMDC), moredata owner
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
NewSTHEPS project data for the harbours of Oostende and Zeebrugge and the Belgian coastal zone, more
Other relations:
Advanced analysis of (emerging) organic trace contaminants in the harbours of Oostende and Zeebrugge and the Belgian coastal zone: pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, more
Advanced analysis of (emerging) organic trace contaminants in the harbours of Oostende and Zeebrugge and the Belgian coastal zone: steroidal EDC's, plasticizers and plastic additives, more
Ecotoxicity testing of environmentally realistic contaminant mixtures using passive samplers, more
Supporting water quality data for the NewSTHEPS sampling campaigns, more
Analysis of metals in the harbours of Oostende and Zeebrugge and the Belgian coastal zone, more

Project
NewSTHEPS: New Strategies for monitoring and risk assessment of Hazardous chemicals in the marine Environment with Passive Samplers, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-02-01
Information last updated: 2019-10-11
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