METRIC: Chlorophyll a (Chl a) intercomparison study

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This study compared results between two extraction methods, the cold acetone and hot methanol. Results are presented as Chl a and total pigments (Chl a not corrected for phaeopigments) for the cold acetone extraction method and total pigments for the hot methanol method.

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The Marine Institute
The Marine Institute

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Resource KeywordsChlorophyll a metric study marine
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2005-S-MS-37
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
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Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe citation information below should be used. When the data is made available permission for use must be sought from the data owners (described in the responsible parties)
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 0
Project Start Date Monday 23rd January 2006 (23-01-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 2nd May 2006 (02-05-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Wednesday 31st May 2006 (31-05-2006)
Published on SAFERThursday 4th October 2007 (04-10-2007)
Date of Last EditFriday 5th October 2007 at 14:14:27 (05-10-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 4th October 2007 at 14:59:05 (04-10-2007)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
1. Boyne Estuary 2. Galway Bay 3. Sligo/Ballysadare Bay

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n 2006, CFB undertook an additional series of fish investigations in transitional Waters in an EPA-funded study. This study, the METRIC project, was undertaken by CFB in conjunction with the Marie Institute. The study was designed to develop protocols and metrics for implementing Water Framework Directive in Irish Coastal and Transitional Waters. Colleagues from the Marine Institute undertook studies on phytoplankton and higher plants and on benthic invertebrates. CFB undertook the fish studies.
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This resource describes measurement of Chlorophyll (μg/L)

This is a 9 month project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Research Technological Development and Innovation Programme, National Development Plan 2000 ? 2006. The 2 partners of the project are the Marine Institute and the Central Fisheries Board. The projects primary objective is to collect Benthos, Plants and Fish data (historical and new) from transitional and coastal waters and test the tools that have been put forward for determining the quality of water for the Water Framework Directive.
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