During May 2014 (between 8th and 24th) the first complete sampling activities of water and sediment for the goals of port baseline survey were carried out in the Italian port of Ancona, coordinated by the CNR-ISMAR of Ancona. On picture, surface water sampling from CNR ship Tecnopesca.
Oceanographic parameters (i.e. salinity, temperature and depth) and water samples for chemical analyses were collected from the two selected stations inside the port and from the 4 selected stations outside the port. From the same sampling sites water and sediment samples for microbiological analyses (i.e. pathogens) were collected as well.
Figure 1: Surface water samples processing on board of the Tecnopesca.