Marine research station "Zmiinyi island" - Ukraine

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Marine research station "Zmiinyi island"

Short name : 

ZMN

Country (Site Location): 

Ukraine

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General Site Description: 

Marine Research Station “Zmiinyi Island” (ZMN) of the Odessa National I. I. Mechnikov University (ONU) is located on the Zmiinyi Island (45°15'22.0" N and 30°12'03.8" E) in the north western Black Sea (NWBS) about 35-40 km far from the Danube Delta.

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

2003

Size : 

17.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

The ZMN site is a representative site for atmospheric background monitoring due to the distance from the anthropogenic sources of atmospheric pollution (Medinets et al., 2008; Medinets and Medinets, 2010, 2012; Medinets, 2014). Besides, the remote ZMN site with a minimal anthropogenic activity is actively used for carrying out the integrated environmental monitoring to assess State of Environment of the NWBS.

History of Site: 

The Marine research station "Zmiinyi ilsand" was established in 2003 by Regional Centre of Integrated Environmental Monitoring (RCIEM) of Odessa National I. I. Mechnikov University (ONU) for performing an integrated environmental monitoring (marine, coastal and atmospheric) as a representative site for NW part of the Black Sea. Regular measurements and observations of the main parameters have been carrying out and a number of targeted research campaigns have been conducted since then.

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Latitude: 45.256111000000
Longitude: 30.201055000000