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LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations by imaging (ZooScan) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea
Citable as data publication
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2024): LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea. https://doi.org/10.14284/651
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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2023): LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/584
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2022): LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/543
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2021): LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/445
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2020): LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/394
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2019): LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/329
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2018): LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/321
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2017): LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/299
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Notes: Images are available upon request via LifeWatch Belgium (info@lifewatch.be)

Description
In the framework of the Lifewatch marine observatory a number of fixed stations on the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS) are visited on a monthly or seasonal basis using the RV Simon Stevin. A grid of nine stations covers the coastal zone and are sampled monthly. Eight additional stations, located further at sea, are sampled on a seasonal basis. This dataset contains zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS) since 2012. Zooplankton is sampled by vertical WP2 net tows, samples scanned with ZooScanner and identification with plankton analyser software, followed by manual validation.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Data, Marine Genomics, research vessel, Simon Stevin, Zooplankton, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), EurOBIS calculated BBOX

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) Stations [Marine Regions]
LW01
Coordinates: X: 2,256; Y: 51,5687 [Lat/long]
LW02
Coordinates: X: 2,556; Y: 51,8 [Lat/long]
435
Coordinates: X: 2,7903; Y: 51,5807 [Lat/long]
W07bis
Coordinates: X: 3,0125; Y: 51,588 [Lat/long]
W08
Coordinates: X: 2,35; Y: 51,4583 [Lat/long]
W09
Coordinates: X: 2,7; Y: 51,75 [Lat/long]
W10
Coordinates: X: 2,4167; Y: 51,6833 [Lat/long]
421
Coordinates: X: 2,45; Y: 51,4805 [Lat/long]
130
Coordinates: X: 2,9054; Y: 51,2706 [Lat/long]
700
Coordinates: X: 3,221; Y: 51,377 [Lat/long]
780
Coordinates: X: 3,0573; Y: 51,4714 [Lat/long]
330
Coordinates: X: 2,8091; Y: 51,4341 [Lat/long]
230
Coordinates: X: 2,8504; Y: 51,3087 [Lat/long]
710
Coordinates: X: 3,1383; Y: 51,4412 [Lat/long]
ZG02
Coordinates: X: 2,5007; Y: 51,3352 [Lat/long]
120
Coordinates: X: 2,7025; Y: 51,1861 [Lat/long]
215
Coordinates: X: 2,6108; Y: 51,2749 [Lat/long]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 0,7482; MinLat: 50,1015 - MaxLong: 3,9686; MaxLat: 52,1195 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 24 July 2012 on [In Progress]

Parameters
Abundance of artificial fibres per unit volume of the water body by image analysis, Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body, Abundance of organic and mineral detritus per unit volume of the water body by image analysis, Abundance of unidentified animal biota (ITIS: 202423: WoRMS 2) per unit volume of the water body by image analysis, Concentration of ammonium {NH4+ CAS 14798-03-9} per unit volume of the water body dissolved plus reactive particulate <0.2um phase by filtration and colorimetric autoanalysis, Concentration of chlorophyll-a {chl-a CAS 479-61-8} per unit volume of the water body particulate >GF/F phase by filtration, acetone extraction and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Concentration of phosphate {PO43- CAS 14265-44-2} per unit volume of the water body dissolved plus reactive particulate <0.2um phase by filtration and colorimetric autoanalysis, Development stage of biological entity specified elsewhere, Electrical conductivity of the water body, Practical salinity of the water body by conductivity cell and computation using UNESCO 1983 algorithm, Sub-sampling coefficient, Temperature of the water body, Volume of sample, Zooplankton

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creatordata manager

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Data, scripts and model output to perform spatiotemporal analysis of plankton drivers in the Belgian part of the North Sea.
How the Blue Economy affects plankton dynamics in the BPNS: data and scripts

Project
LifeWatch: Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.eu


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-01-20
Information last updated: 2023-01-23
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