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REPHY: Dataset of French Observation and Monitoring program for Phytoplankton and Hydrology in coastal waters since 1987
REPHY (2022). Dataset of French Observation and Monitoring program for Phytoplankton and Hydrology in coastal waters since 1987. SEANOE.
Contact: Huguet, Antoine

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REPHY is a French Observation and Monitoring program for Phytoplankton and Hydrology.


This REPHY dataset includes long-term time series on marine phytoplankton and physico-chemical measures, since 1987, along the whole French metropolitan coast. Some of these data are shared with those of the following regional networks: SRN (Hauts-de-France), RHLN (Normandy), ARCHYD (Arcachon), RSLHYD (Mediterranean lagoons). REPHY dataset from overseas departments (Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana in West Atlantic waters; Reunion Island and Mayotte in Indian Ocean) will be available later. Phytoplankton data essentially cover microscopic taxonomic identifications and counts, but also pigments measures and flux cytometry measures in few regions. Physico-chemical measures include temperature, salinity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients and chlorophylle a.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Biology > Plankton, Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Marine/Coastal, Algal blooms, Monitoring, Phytoplankton, ANE, France, ASW, Lesser Antilles, Martinique, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, ISW, Mascarene I., Reunion I., MED, France

Geographical coverage
ANE, France [Marine Regions]
ASW, Lesser Antilles, Martinique [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -62,983; MinLat: -21,3747 - MaxLong: 55,5638; MaxLat: 51,1513 [WGS84]
ISW, Mascarene I., Reunion I. [Marine Regions]
MED, France [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1987 - 2022


Sea-floor depth (below mean sea level) {bathymetric depth} [BODC]
Sub-sampling coefficient [BODC]

Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), moredata managerdata owner
Huguet, Antoine
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer; Centre de Nantesdata creatordata creator
Belin, Catherine

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Gridded abundance maps of phytoplankton diversity and toxicity around the French coast
Quadrige database

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-06-14
Information last updated: 2023-03-23
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