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Finnish Baltic Sea phytoplankton monitoring, KPLANK database
Finnish Environment Institute SYKE; (2019); Finnish Baltic Sea phytoplankton monitoring, KPLANK database.
Contact: Lehtinen, Sirpa

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The KPLANK database includes data on phytoplankton, covering the Finnish coastal areas as well as the offshore areas of the Baltic Sea. The quantitative data mainly stem from the Finnish national monitoring program and statutory monitoring programs. In total the database contain approximately 240 000 quantitative records including size classes. The data span from 1937 to present. The database is regularly maintained and data is added continuously.

Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Marine/Coastal, Long-term monitoring, Species distribution, ANE, Baltic, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Bacteria, Chromista, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 14; MinLat: 53,9931 - MaxLong: 30,1304; MaxLat: 65,7744 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 1937 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Bacteria [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]


Biomass as carbon of phytoplankton per unit volume of the water body [BODC]
Cell size
Sea-floor depth (below mean sea level) {bathymetric depth} [BODC]
Volume of sample [BODC]
Wet weight biomass of phytoplankton per unit volume of the water body by optical microscopy and computation by morphometric method [BODC]

Finnish Environment Institute (FEI/SYKE)data creator
Rissanen, Jouko
Lehtinen, Sirpa

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Presence/Absence maps of phytoplankton in the Greater Baltic Sea

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-07-05
Information last updated: 2019-08-06
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