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BIOICE: The Benthic Invertebrates of Icelandic Waters stationlist
Citable as data publication
Brattegard T.; Steingrímsson S.A.; Svavarsson J.; Helgason G.V.; Guðmundsson G.; Sneli J. A.; Tendal O.S.; (2019): BIOICE: The Benthic Invertebrates of Icelandic Waters stationlist. Marine Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.14284/391

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The dataset holds information on the stations sampled during the BIOICE (Benthic Invertebrates of Icelandic Waters) project. The sampling occurred from 1991 to 2004. Samples were taken on the Norwegian RV Håkon Mosby, the Icelandic RV Bjarni Sæmundsson and the Faeroese RV Magnus Heinason. The samples were mainly taken with a RP sled, a detritus sled, a triangular dredge, an Agassiz trawl and a Shipek grab, and in few cases Smögen grab, Van Veen grab, a gravity corer and a remotely operated camera were used. The samples taken at these stations were analysed for the presence and abundance of isopods, cumaceans and amphipods for which the data can be found in other datasets linked to this dataset record more

The objectives of the Bioice program are to increase our understanding of the biodiversity and the distribution patterns of individual species that are thriving on the sea floor, in Icelandic waters.
Iceland is a part of the Greenland-Scotland Ridge, which marks boundaries between the biogeographic regions of the Arctic and the North Atlantic Boreal region. There are thus entirely different sets of species that are thriving north and south of the Greenland-Scotland Ridge.
The main objectives of Bioice are to gather comprehensive information on what species of benthic invertebrates are thriving in Icelandic waters, their physical enviroment and to promote international research on their ecology, taxonomy, systematics, and biogeography.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthic fauna, Benthic filter feeders, Benthic flora, Predator, Iceland

Geographical coverage
Iceland [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1991 - 2004

University of Bergen; Department of Biology, moredata creator
Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, moredata creator
Senckenberg am Meer; German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB), moredata provider
University of Iceland, moredata creator
Icelandic Institute of Natural History, moredata creator
Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Department of Biology (BIO), moredata creator
University of Copenhagen; Faculty of Science; Natural History Museum of Denmark; The Zoological Museum, moredata creator

Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
North Atlantic and Arctic Isopoda sampled during the BIOICE project, more


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-07-19
Information last updated: 2019-12-18
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