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NSBP: North Sea Benthos Project

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This project is an initiative of the Benthos Ecology Working Group van ICES. This project will collate as much as possible macrobenthos sample information collected between 1999 and 2001 in the North Sea. The individual partners retain ownership of their data, but the datasets are made available to the project to allow analysis of species composition and community structure, and to make a comparison with the 1986 North Sea Benthos Survey. (Approximately 1500 stations were sampled)

Biology, Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthic infauna, Benthos, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, North Sea

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1999 - 2001

Macrobenthos biomass, Macrobenthos density

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; Burnham Laboratorydata creator
Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)data provider
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)data provider
Naturalis Biodiversity Center; Expert Center For Taxonomic Identification - BioInformatics (ETI)data provider
Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research (RIVO)data provider
Fisheries Research Domaindata provider
Polar Environmental Centre; Akvaplan-nivadata provider
National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management (RIKZ)data provider
Senckenberg Nature Research Society; Research Institute and Natural History Museum; Department of Marine Sciencedata provider
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille; Station Marine de Wimereux (INSU/CNRS)data provider
Ghent University; Faculty of Sciences; Biology Department; Marine Biology Section (MARBIOL), moredata provider
University of Nordland; Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculturedata providerdata creator
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), moredatabase developer

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Macrobenthos data from the Doggerbank - 2000
Macrobenthos data from the Norwegian Skagerrak coast
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NSBP: North Sea Benthos Project

Based on this dataset
Rees, H.L. et al. (Ed.) (2007). Structure and dynamics of the North Sea benthos. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 288. ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 87-7482-058-3. III, 258 + annexes pp., more
Rees, H. et al. (2002). The North Sea Benthos Project: planning, management and objectives. CM Documents - ICES, CM 2002(L:09). ICES: Copenhagen. 10 pp., more
Vanden Berghe, E. (2002). The North Sea Benthos Project: integrating biogeographical data from various sources, in: Brown, M. et al. The Colour of Ocean Data: International Symposium on oceanographic data and information management, with special attention to biological data. Brussels, Belgium, 25-27 November 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 11: pp. 89

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-10
Information last updated: 2013-12-04
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy