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Monitoring of macrozoobenthos in the Voordelta
Borst, J.C.;Stolte, W.; van der Kamp, P.; Rijkswaterstaat (RWS); Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (HbR); Deltares; Imares; (2014): Monitoring of macrozoobenthos in the Voordelta.
Contact: Stolte, Willem

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Notes: The data from 2004- 2007 are freely available. The remaining data will be freely available after an embargo period

Port of Rotterdam is carrying out the Project Mainport Development Rotterdam, PMR, expanding the port with 1,000 hectares through suppletion of sand in the shallow coastal Voordelta area in the North Sea. As the Voordelta has the status of protected nature reserve (Natura2000 area), the loss of habitat, caused by the expansion of the port, must be compensated for. As part of the compensating measures, the Dutch national government established a series of protected areas in the Voordelta region and is following the effects of these measures. This dataset contains abundances of macrobenthis in the “Voordelta”. The set exists of a pre-protected status data (2003 – 2007) and a post-protected status (currently still under embargo).

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Protected sites, ANE, Netherlands, Voordelta, EurOBIS calculated BBOX

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Voordelta [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 3,37; MinLat: 51,5469 - MaxLong: 4,0473; MaxLat: 52,0046 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2004 - 2011

Benthos abundance, Benthos biomass

Stolte, Willem, data creatorsponsor
Wageningen University and Research Centre; Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Monitoring of macrozoobenthos, fish and birds in the Voordelta
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-10-22
Information last updated: 2022-08-01
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