'Karex-Pechora' expedition

Updated 2001-03-20

The 'Karex - Pechora' expedition marine investigations by the research vessel 'Ivan Petrov' in the Kara and Pechora seas in August 2000, and by the research vessel 'Hydrolog' during September-October 2000. During August 2000 samples of marine water, suspended and bottom sediments at 30 oceanographic stations were analyses for contaminants. At 8 stations, hydrobiological investigations included sampling of benthic organisms, plankton and fish, for studies of bioaccumulation and transformation of contaminants.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
2000 - 2000
Data collection
2000 - 2000
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Yuri S. Tsaturov
Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Novovagankovsky Street 12 123242 Moscow Russia
+7 095 252 24 29
+7 095 255 24 00

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Heavy metals
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine benthos
Marine fish
Marine sediments
Seawater/suspended particulate matter
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

additional parameters in water: dissolved oxygen, nutrients, pH, alkalinity


Regions studied
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Stations or areas where observations are made

3 areas between ca. 69-72 N and 52-68 E RV 'Ivan Petrov' seawater - 30 stations, 60 samples for O2, pH, nutrients, SC (SPM concentration), HM (heavy metals), OCs (organochlorines), PCB, OH (oil hydrocarbons, PAH SPM - 30 stations, 30 samples for HM, OCs, PCB, PAH bottom sediments - 30 stations, 30 samples for HM, OCs, PCB, OH, PAH RV 'Hydrolog' seawater - 15 stations, 30 samples for O2, pH, nutrients, SC, HM, OCs, PCB, OH, PAH. VAH (volatile aromatic hydrocarbons) bottom sediments - 15 stations, 15 samples for HM, OCs, PCB, OH, PAH, VAH, nutrients plankton - 8 stations, 8 samples for HM, OCs, PCB, PAH bethic organisms - 8 stations, 8 samples for HM, OCs, PCB, PAH fish - 4 stations, 8 samples for HM, OCs, PCB, PAH

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Data will be made available to AMAP in summarised form
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Work executed by SSC AANII and Regional Centre 'Monitoring of the Arctic'

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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