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North Atlantic and Arctic Cumacea sampled during the IceAGE (2011) and PASCAL (2017) project
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Uhlir, C.; Meland, K.; Glenner, H.; Brandt, A.; Brix, S. (2021). North Atlantic and Arctic Cumacea sampled during the IceAGE (2011) and PASCAL (2017) project. Marine Data Archive.
Contact: Uhlir, Carolin

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This datasets contributes to a better understanding of diversity in small peracarid crustacean and their possible distribution patterns in remote deep-sea regions. It contains specimen ocurrence records of the taxon Cumacea sampled with diverse benthic gears (epibenthic sledges, box corer) on the Yermak Plateau north of Svalbard during the PASCAL project with RV Polarstern in 2017 and during the IceAGE expedition IceAGE1 in 2011 in deep sea regions of the Nordic GIN-Seas (Greenland, Iceland and Norwegian Sea). more

The specimens investigated on morphological and molecular basis in this study were sampled in the course of different projects: The IceAGE program (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology, Brix et al. 2014a) is an ongoing research project (IceAGE 2 in 2013, IceAGE-RR in 2018, IceAGE 3 in 2020) which was established as a follow up of the very successful BIOFAR (Biology of the Faroe Islands, Nørrevang et al. 1994; Gerken and Watling 1999) and BIOICE (Benthic Invertebrates of Icelandic waters, Omarsdottir et al. 2013) projects. It is aimed to develop into a long-term study to get an overview of the biodiversity in this extremely diverse region around Iceland with a variety of different habitats and environmental challenges in its adjacent waters. Based on genetic and morphological diversity, it aims to create an inventory of the fauna as elementary knowledge for a comprehensive understanding of possible responses to changing climate conditions in marine environments (Brix et al. 2014a). The focus of the expedition PS106/1 (ARK-XXXI/1.1, 24th of May – 21st of June, 2017) off northern Svalbard onboard the RV Polarstern in course of PASCAL (Physical feedbacks of Arctic PBL, Sea ice, Cloud and Aerosol) was an interdisciplinary approach for studying the interaction of different Arctic feedback mechanisms based on atmospheric, oceanographic, physical and biological studies (Macke and Flores 2018). In this context the vessel was attached to an ice floe during a two-week passive drifting according to the ocean’s current as a preliminary trial-expedition to the first year-round MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition (Sep/2019 – Sep/2020).

Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthos, Biodiversity, Deep sea, Distribution records, Marine invertebrates, Polarstern, research vessel, Taxonomy, A, North Atlantic, ANE, Greenland Sea, ANE, Iceland Sea, ANE, Norwegian Sea, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Cumacea

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Greenland Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Iceland Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Norwegian Sea [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -31,3527; MinLat: 60,0455 - MaxLong: 11,5662; MaxLat: 81,9325 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
27 September 2011 - 28 September 2011
24 May 2017 - 21 June 2017

Taxonomic coverage
Cumacea [WoRMS]

Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Length of sampling track [BODC]
Salinity of the water body by CTD [BODC]
Speed of measurement platform relative to ground surface {speed over ground} [BODC]
Temperature of the water body by CTD or STD [BODC]

Senckenberg am Meer; German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB), moredata creator
Uhlir, Carolin
Brix, Saskia
University of Bergen; Department of Biologydata creator
Meland, Kenneth
Glenner, Henrik
Goethe-Universitätdata creator
Brandt, Angelika

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
Other relation:
Stationlist of the IceAGE project (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology) expeditions

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2021-06-07
Information last updated: 2022-08-04
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