Oceanographic data from the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Davis Sewage Outfall

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Title: Oceanographic data from the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Davis Sewage Outfall
Description:
Abstract:
Untreated, macerated wastewater effluent has been discharged to the sea at Davis Station since 2005, when the old wastewater treatment infrastructure was removed. This environmental assessment was instigated to guide the choice of the most suitable wastewater treatment facility at Davis. The assessment will support decisions that enable Australia to meet the standards set for the discharge of wastewaters in Antarctica in national legislation (Waste Management Regulations of the Antarctic Treaty Environmental Protection Act - ATEP) and to meet international commitments (the Madrid Protocol) and to meet Australia's aspirations to be a leader in Antarctic environmental protection. The overall objective was to provide environmental information in support of an operational infrastructure project to upgrade wastewater treatment at Davis. This information is required to ensure that the upgrade satisfies national legislation (ATEP/Waste Management Regulations), international commitments (the Madrid Protocol) and maintain the AAD's status as an international leader in environmental management. The specific objectives were to: 1. Wastewater properties: Determine the properties of discharged wastewater (contaminant levels, toxicity, microbiological hazards) as the basis for recommendations on the required level of treatment and provide further consideration of what might constitute adequate dilution and dispersal for discharge to the nearshore marine environment 2. Dispersal and dilution characteristics of marine environment: Assess the dispersing characteristics of the immediate nearshore marine environment in the vicinity of Davis Station to determine whether conditions at the existing site of effluent discharge are adequate to meet the ATEP requirement of initial dilution and rapid dispersal. 3. Environmental impacts: Describe the nature and extent of impacts to the marine environment associated with present wastewater discharge practices at Davis and determine whether wastewater discharge practices have adversely affected the local environment. 4. Evaluate treatment options: Evaluate the different levels of treatment required to mitigate and/or prevent various environmental impacts and reduce environmental risks. This is the master metadata record for the oceanographic data for the project. It is linked to datasets of current meters, dye dispersal experiments and current modelling.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20091101
Ending_Date: 20100331
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 77.85883
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 78.08167
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.51921
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.65507
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > PARTICLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > WATER QUALITY > OCEAN CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > LONGSHORE CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHOALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > WIND-DRIVEN CIRCULATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: CURRENT METERS
Theme_Keyword: SEDIMENT TRAPS
Theme_Keyword: Sewage Outfall
Theme_Keyword: Sewage Treatment
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EASTERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
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Use_Constraints:
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=DAVIS_STP_Oceanography when using these data. Please also contact Jonny Stark before using data related to this metadata record.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JONATHAN SEAN STARK
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BEN K GALTON-FENZI
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ACE CRC
Address: Private bag 80
City: Hobart
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3589
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6226 2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3158
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6226 2973
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jonny.stark@aad.gov.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bkgalton@utas.edu.au
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: AU/AADC > Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Contact_Person: DATA OFFICER AADC
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3244
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: metadata@aad.gov.au
Resource_Description: DAVIS_STP_Oceanography
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://its-db.aad.gov.au/proms/public/report_proje...
Access_Instructions:
Public information for ASAC project 3217
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120723
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140911
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JONATHAN SEAN STARK
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3589
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3158
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jonny.stark@aad.gov.au
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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