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Quantification and Characterization of Plastic Litter in Slipways from the Port of Ostend, Belgium.
Citeerbaar als data publicatie
Ndwiga, J.R.; Catarino, A.I.; Bouwens, J.; Lopez Lopez, L.; Everaert, G.; Ghent University: Belgium; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Belgium; (2022): Quantification and Characterization of Plastic Litter in Slipways from the Port of Ostend, Belgium. Marine Data Archive.
Contact: Catarino, Ana

Beschikbaarheid: Creative Commons License Deze dataset valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.

The dataset contains plastic data collected in July and August 2021 at the port of Ostend, Belgium, on four slipways (the Marine Station of Ostend - MSO, Fisheries, Ferry, and Eastern stretch dam slipways). Plastic type, count, weight, brand sources, accumulation rate, and polymer content are reported, following the OSPAR commission guidelines for monitoring marine litter for the classification of observed and (hand) collected items. An initial assessment of the standing stock was done, followed by an accumulation survey, done twice in each location, at a two-week interval. A randomly selected subsample was analyzed for the brand audit. In the laboratory, the polymer content of a randomly selected subsample of plastic items was analyzed, using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). meer

There are two versions of the same dataset stored together in a zip file: 1. Oostende_litterdata_VLIZ: This version contains all the data collected during the research. 2. Oostende_litterdata_EMODnet: This version contains only the fields that are needed to submit the data to the EMODnet Chemistry data portals. In the sheet "Litter" there are only 318 samples compared to the 341 samples in the "Oostende_litterdata_VLIZ" dataset. This is because the classification of the plastic items in the EMODnet dataset had to be aggregated to follow a less specific and wider classification according to OSPAR guidelines. Before submission to EMODnet, the dataset passed the EMODnet Beach Litter Format Validator that checks the correctness and approval of the generated files.

Milieu-kwaliteit / vervuiling
Litter, Plastic pollution, ANE, België, Haven van Oostende

Geografische spreiding
ANE, België, Haven van Oostende [Marine Regions]

Spreiding in de tijd
5 Juli 2021 - 11 Augustus 2021

Macroplastics count Methode , Macroplastics weight Methode , Polymer contents , Brand audit
Macroplastics count: Observatie
Macroplastics weight: Wegen

Bijdrage door
Universiteit Gent (UGent), meerdata verzamelaardata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), meerdata creatorpromotorhoofdonderzoeker

PLUXIN: Plastic Flux for Innovation and Business Opportunities in Flanders, meer

Gebaseerd op deze dataset
Ndwiga, J.R. (2021). Internship Report: 01/07/2021 - 31/08/2021. Oceans & Lakes, Interuniversity Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management/Gent University/VUB: Gent, Brussel. 11 pp., meer

Dataset status: Afgelopen
Data type: Data
Data oorsprong: Onderzoek
Metadatarecord aangemaakt: 2022-09-30
Informatie laatst gewijzigd: 2022-10-10
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