Vanuatu Water Quality Dataset - 2016-2018
Dataset supporting a baseline assessment of marine water quality around Vanuatu, South Pacific. As part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme, water quality measurements were collected over three years in the coastal waters around the island of Efate, and on one occasion around the island of Tanna. Observations focus on Port Vila (Efate), which is the main urbanised area on the Island. Key water quality parameters are presented (salinity, temperature, turbidity and total suspended solids, light attenuation, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll and phaeophytin, and nutrients) which represent part of a larger research program on water quality, human health and habitat mapping. Please see the downloadable methods file for information on sampling and analysis.
Devlin, Michelle J. / Smith, Andy J. / Graves, Carolyn A. / Petus, Caroline / Tracey, Dieter / Maniel, Michael / Hooper, Eryn / Graham, Jennifer A. / Kotra, Krishna K. / Sami, Erie / Loubser, David / Lyons, Brett P.
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in the water column / Ammonium concentration parameters in the water column / Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column / Human impacts / Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column / Raw fluorometer output / Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output / Optical backscatter / Water column temperature and salinity / Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column / Light absorption in the water column / Coastal environment / Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column / Raw suspended particulate material optical sensor output / Dissolved inorganic nitrogen concentration in the water column / Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column / Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column / Aquatic environment / Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column / Eutrophication / Raw oxygen sensor output
Devlin et al (2020). Vanuatu Water Quality Dataset - 2016-2018. Cefas, UK. V1. doi: https://doi.org/10.14466/CefasDataHub.107