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Dutch long term monitoring of macrobenthos in the Dutch Continental Economical Zone of the North Sea
Ministery of Infrastructure and Environment, The Netherlands; (2018): Dutch long term monitoring of macrobenthos in the Dutch Continental Economical Zone of the North Sea.
Contact: Stolte, Willem

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Long term measurements of benthos composition in the Dutch national part of the North Sea. Samples have been taken by benthic sledge, box-corer, video and Hamon sampler. Samples were taken annually between 1991-2010, in 2012 and in 2015 and analysed to the genus or species level. For video sampling, coverage percentages were measured. The dataset has been used for assessment of the marine environment and habitat quality in the scope of the OSPAR Quality Status Reports and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. more

The monitoring is directed and the dataset is maintained by Rijkswaterstaat, the executing body of the Dutch Ministery for Infrastructure and Environment. Publication of the dataset has been facilitated by Deltares, The Netherlands.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Long-term monitoring, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, MSFD, ANE, Netherlands, Dutch Continental Shelf, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Anthozoa, Asteroidea, Bivalvia, Echinoidea, Gastropoda, Hexanauplia, Malacostraca, Ophiuroidea, Ostracoda, Polychaeta, Pycnogonida

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Dutch Continental Shelf [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,6778; MinLat: 51,434 - MaxLong: 6,602; MaxLat: 55,6335 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1991 - 2015

Taxonomic coverage
Anthozoa [WoRMS]
Asteroidea [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Echinoidea [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Hexanauplia [WoRMS]
Malacostraca [WoRMS]
Ophiuroidea [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Pycnogonida [WoRMS]

Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu; Rijkswaterstaat (RWS)data creator
Stolte, Willem

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Distribution of benthic macroinvertebrate living modes in European seas

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-07-13
Information last updated: 2018-04-13
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