(SAMSON = Stationsgestütztes
Automatisches Monitoring von Schad- und Nährstoffen in Ostsee und Nordsee)
A BMBF research project to
improve marine environmental monitoring
This is the SAMSON page of the Bundesamt
für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic
Agency, Germany), which operates a Marine Environmental Monitoring Network
in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. By clicking on the links below, you will
learn more about the different aspects of this automated marine monitoring
What is the purpose of automated monitoring of chemical compounds
in the marine environment? Content and targets of the project plus the current
situation concerning the technical development and the scientific documentation.
How is automated monitoring of chemical compounds in the marine
environment implemented technically? Explanation of the technical components
(nutrient analysers, automatic sampler and data management system).
Practical experiences and results with the automatic nutrient
analysers (APP) and the automatic sampler for organic micropollutants (EPOS),
as well as time series of nutrient data.
Report of the former CANVAS project, which was launched at
the BSH in May 1997 and ended in March 2000.