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NPMS_UA_2016_meiobenthos: National Pilot Monitoring Studies 2016, Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - Phase II (EMBLAS-II), ENPI/2013/313-169, (Meiobenthos)
Kovalishina, S., Kulakova. I.; Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES), Institute of marine biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; (2020): National Pilot Monitoring Studies 2016, Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - Phase II (EMBLAS-II), ENPI/2013/313-169, (Meiobenthos).

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Meiobenthos data: species composition, abundance (ind/m2), biomass (mg/m2) collected during the survey of the National Pilot Monitoring Studies Ukraine (NPMS UA) in the Ukrainian waters (North-Western part of the Black Sea) onboard the R/V "Mare Nigrum" (Romania) in May 2016 more

Data collected within the EMBLAS-II "EU-UNDP Project 'Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea' (EMBLAS-II)" ( EMBLAS-II is co-financed by the European Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project implementation started on 1 April 2014 and ended on 31 May 2018, having the total duration of 50 months. The EMBLAS project is addressing the overall need for support in protection and restoring the environmental quality and sustainability of the Black Sea. The specific objectives are as follows: Improve availability and quality of Black Sea environmental data in line with the MSFD and Black Sea Strategic Action Plan (2009) needs; Improve partner countries' ability to perform marine environmental monitoring along MSFD principles, taking into account the Black Sea Diagnostic Report II recommendations on capacity building. The National Pilot Monitoring Studies (NPMS) and Joint Open Sea Survey (JOSS) Programme was developed within the framework of Project Activities. The NPMS-2016 was performed in period 2016.05.17 to 2016.05.21 in the North-Western shelf part of the Black Sea onboard the RV "Mare Nigrum". 30 samples of meiobenthos were taken during the National Pilot Monitoring Studies in 2016. Samples were collected using a hand corer with the area of 0.002 m2 pushed into sediments up to 5 cm depth. Three to five subsamples from each corer were taken. At two stations the samples were taken by Multicorer MARK II with 0.0075 m2 sampling area. The material was transferred to a series of benthic sieves with the mesh size of 1 mm, 0.5 mm, and 32 μm respectively. For washing filtered sea water (through 40 μm gauze) was gently poured over the samples. Sampling performed by S. Kovalishina (UkrSCES), I. Kulakova (IMB NANU).

Biology > Benthos > Meiobenthos
Marine/Coastal, Biological monitoring, Biological sampling, Mare Nigrum, research vessel, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Black Sea

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 29,8103; MinLat: 44,9815 - MaxLong: 31,4667; MaxLat: 46,5089 [WGS84]
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
17 May 2016 - 21 May 2016

Area of sample {sampled area} from the bed [BODC]
Concentration of oxygen {O2 CAS 7782-44-7} per unit volume of the water body dissolved plus reactive particulate phase by optode [BODC]
Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Salinity of the water body [BODC]
Temperature of the water body [BODC]
Wet weight biomass of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed [BODC]

Ukrainian scientific center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES), moredata creator
Kovalishina, Svetlana

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-19
Information last updated: 2022-08-02
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