Details of Jerico-Next passive samplers POPs


Dataset identification

Title of datasetJerico-Next passive samplers POPs
Narrative summary of datasetTime-integrated data of surface water dissolved-phase concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) measured through silicon base passive samplers
Summary of processing methodologySamples were obtained by deploying silicon base passive samplers in coastal moorings, inside especially designed protective stainless steel/PTFE cages. Deployment time varied between 1 and 4 months. After collection samples were stored frozen and transported to the accredited laboratory at RECETOX Masaryk University (Brno-Czech Republic). Analysis was conducted using the accredited method for PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, PAHs and PBDEs. Prior to analysis SRs were rinsed with tap water and distilled water and then wiped with a paper tissue. SRs were Soxhlet-extracted for 12 h in methanol. The extracts were reduced in volume to 15 ml using Kuderna Danish concentrator. The final evaporation was provided with gentle stream of high purity nitrogen to about 2 ml. The samples were cleaned up using silica gel column (sulphuric acid modified silica gel was applied for organochlorines), reduced and internal standards were added. Terphenyl and PCB 121 were used as internal standards for PAHs and PCBs, respectively. Samples were analysed by GC/MS.
Supporting documentationChemical laboratory accreditation ISO 17025:2005 certificate
Quality assurance and control results
Start date2016-05-01
End date2017-06-15

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameNorwegian Institute of Water Research
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2020-04-28
Dataset formatText or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useODC-ODbL


Latitude north boundary60.574812913228
Longitude east boundary14.666305231248
Latitude south boundary28.282592249142
Longitude west boundary-19.083694768752
Sea areaSkagerrak
Bay of Biscay
Northeast Atlantic Ocean (40W)

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePCBs and organic micropollutants
ParameterConcentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column
Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in the water column
Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column
Instrument typecontinuous water samplers
Platform typemoored surface buoy

Process information

Submitting organisationNorwegian Institute of Water Research
Submission identifier (UUID)283e903c-2500-46e6-abba-94f2dd2de7cd
Date of dataset creation2019-04-30
Date of metadata creation2019-05-03
Date of metadata latest revision2020-04-07
Date of publishing2020-04-28
Processing data centreInstitute of Marine Research, Norwegian Marine Data Centre
Summary record-ID620