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Monitoring of macrozoobenthos, fish and birds in the Voordelta
Borst, J.C.;Stolte, W.; van der Kamp, P.; Rijkswaterstaat (RWS); Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (HbR); Deltares; Imares; (2014): Monitoring of macrozoobenthos, fish and birds in the Voordelta.
Contact: Borst, Kees

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Notes: The data from 2004- 2007 are freely available. The remaining data will be freely available after an embargo period.

Port of Rotterdam is carrying out the Project Mainport Development Rotterdam, PMR, expanding the port with 1,000 hectares through suppletion of sand in the shallow coastal Voordelta area in the North Sea. As the Voordelta has the status of protected nature reserve (Natura2000 area), the loss of habitat, caused by the expansion of the port, must be compensated for. As part of the compensating measures, the Dutch national government established a series of protected areas in the Voordelta region and is following the effects of these measures. This dataset comprises abundances of macrozoobenthos, fish and birds in the “Voordelta”. The set exists of a pre-protected status data (2003 – 2007) and a post-protected status (currently still under embargo).

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Birds, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Benthos, Macrobenthos, Monitoring, Zoobenthos, ANE, Netherlands, Voordelta

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Voordelta [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2004 - 2011

Benthos biomass

Deltares, moredata creatordata managerdata creator
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat; Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), moredata creator
Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (GHR), moresponsordata creator
Wageningen University and Research Centre; Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), moredata creator

Related datasets
Child datasets:
Monitoring of birds in the Voordelta, more
Monitoring of fish in the Voordelta, more
Monitoring of macrozoobenthos in the Voordelta, more

Based on this dataset
Prins, T.C.; van der Kolff, G.H. (Ed.) (2014). PMR monitoring natuurcompensatie Voordelta. Eindrapport 1e fase 2009-2013 Deel B. Deltares Report, 1200672-000-ZKS-0043. Deltares: Delft. 940 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-01-18
Information last updated: 2015-10-06
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