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NSBP: North Sea Benthos Project
Rees, H.; Cochrane, S.J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; de Kluijver, M.; Degraer, S.; Desroy, N.; Dewarumez, J.-M.; Duineveld, G.; Essink, K.; Hillewaert, H.; Kilbride, R.; Kröncke, I.; Nehmer, P.; Rachor, E.; Reiss, H.; Robertson, M.; Rumohr, H.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Van Hoey, G. (Eds.) (2024). North Sea Benthos Project (NSBP). Accessed at on yyyy-mm-dd.

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This project is an initiative of the Benthos Ecology Working Group van ICES. This project will collate as much as possible macrobenthos sample information collected between 1999 and 2001 in the North Sea. The individual partners retain ownership of their data, but the datasets are made available to the project to allow analysis of species composition and community structure, and to make a comparison with the 1986 North Sea Benthos Survey. (Approximately 1500 stations were sampled)

Biology, Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthic infauna, Benthos, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, North Sea

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

Temporal coverage
1999 - 2001

Macrobenthos biomass
Macrobenthos density

Polar Environmental Centre; Akvaplan-niva, moredata provider
Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research (RIVO), moredata provider
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), moredata provider
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata provider
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille; Station Marine de Wimereux (INSU/CNRS), moredata provider
Rijksinstituut voor Kust en Zee (RIKZ), moredata provider
Onderzoeksdomein Visserij, moredata provider
Naturalis Biodiversity Center; Expert Center For Taxonomic Identification - BioInformatics (ETI), moredata provider
Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft; Naturmuseum und Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg; Abteilung für Meeresforschung, moredata provider
Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), moredata provider
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; Burnham Laboratory, moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredatabase developer
University of Nordland; Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, moredata providerdata creator

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Based on this dataset
Rees, H.L. et al. (Ed.) (2007). Structure and dynamics of the North Sea benthos. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 288. ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 87-7482-058-3. III, 258 + annexes pp., more
Rees, H. et al. (2002). The North Sea Benthos Project: planning, management and objectives. CM Documents - ICES, CM 2002(L:09). ICES: Copenhagen. 10 pp., more
Vanden Berghe, E. (2002). The North Sea Benthos Project: integrating biogeographical data from various sources, in: Brown, M. et al. The Colour of Ocean Data: International Symposium on oceanographic data and information management, with special attention to biological data. Brussels, Belgium, 25-27 November 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 11: pp. 89, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-10
Information last updated: 2024-01-23
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