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ILVO macrobenthos in soft sediments: macrobenthos monitoring in the Belgian Part of the North Sea since 1979 [ILVO macrofauna data: macrofauna monitoring op het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee sinds 1979]
Contact: Hillewaert, Hans ; Hostens, Kristian (Kris) ; Wittoeck, Jan ; Van Hoey, Gert

Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Notes: Release with permission of the appropriate parties

Description
Density, species richness and diversity of epifauna and demersal fish is being monitored on the Belgian Part of the North Sea since 1979. more

Sampling campaigns are organised two times a year, one in spring and one in autumn on a number of stations spread over the Belgian Continental Shelf. The macrobenthos is sampled with a Van Veen grab with a sampling surface of 0.1m². After fixation the samples are sieved on a 1 mm sieve and sorted in the lab, identified, counted and wheighed. The used parameters are density, species richness and diversity.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Macrobenthos, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1979 on [In Progress]

Parameter
Macrobenthos density

Contributors
Fisheries Research Domain, moredata owner
Flemish Government; Agriculture and Fisheries; Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research; Animal knowledge Unit; Aquatic Environment and Quality

Related datasets
Child datasets:
Macrobenthos monitoring at long-term monitoring stations in the Belgian part of the North Sea between 1979 and 1999
Macrobenthos monitoring at long-term monitoring stations in the Belgian part of the North Sea from 2001 on
Macrobenthos monitoring in function of aggregate extraction activities in the Belgian part of the North Sea
Macrobenthos monitoring in function of dredge disposal monitoring in the Belgian part of the North Sea
Macrobenthos monitoring in function of the Water Framework Directive in the period 2007-2009

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-02-05
Information last updated: 2013-11-05
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