Caspian Environment Programme: Overview of ASTP. Stephen de Mora International Atomic Energy Agency Marine Environment Laboratory 4, quai Antoine 1 er Principality of Monaco. Content. Introduction Sample Collection and Analyses Inorganic Contaminants Organic Contaminants Conclusions.
Stephen de Mora
International Atomic Energy Agency
Marine Environment Laboratory
4, quai Antoine 1er
Principality of Monaco
Baku Harbour, Azerbaijan
The shallow northern sector is generally characterised by low content of fines.Fine-Grained Sediments
Cu content exceeded the NOAA ERL, 34 mg g-1, value at several locations in Azerbaijan and Iran.
A hot spot is also evident in Kazakhstan.
The Kura River seems to be an important source of Cu locally.
Possible sources: mining and agricultural activities in the catchment area.Copper
TPH levels in the most contaminated sediments (south of Baku Bay) are relatively high compared with other global locations.
Sediments were not available Turkmenistan.Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
Total DDT levels exceed this quality standard at a number of locations, especially in Azerbaijan and Iran.
The maximum value of 13400 pg g-1 shows a strong signal from the Kura River.
The lowest concentrations were found in the North Caspian Sea, particularly in the north-eastern shallow area.Total DDTs in Sediments