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SeaWatch-B: citizens monitoring the Belgian North Sea from the beach (2014-2018) [SeaWatch-B: strandobservatiedata voor de Belgische Noordzee door burgers gemeten (2014-2018)]
Citable as data publication
Seys, J.; Pint, S.; Vervaele, K.; Vanhaecke, P.; Van Landschoot, W.; Saevels, M.; Goossens, H.; Berkers, M.; Balcaen, R.; Coppens, S.; Vanden Eede, S.; Fabrice, A.; Willaert, M.; Nelen, L.; Colpaert, N.; Quartier, M.; Verbeke, D.; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Belgium; (2020): SeaWatch-B: citizens monitoring the Belgian North Sea from the beach (2014-2018). Marine Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.14284/401
Contact: Seys, Jan

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Description
SeaWatch-B dataset (in Dutch) for the period of June 2014 to June 2018. more

At a regular basis (seasonally) a range of variables are measured at the beach according to a standardized protocol. Measurements of the coastal water will include temperature. At the beach, counts can be made of lug worms, common limpet, jellyfish, marine litter as well as human activities. Sampling of fish and crabs by means of a small fishing net is part of the program as well.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Plankton, Biology > Plants, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Aantal schelpkokerwormen, Archeologische vondsten, Citizen science, Dode schelpen en slakken in vloedmerk, Kiemende planten in vloedmerk, Kleine heremietkreeften in branding, Kruien, Kunstmatig afval in het vloedmerk, Schaalhorens op strandhoofden, Schuim op het strand, Washed up jellyfish, Zeepieren op laagstrand, Belgium, SW-Westende-01, Belgium, SW-Blankenberge-01, Belgium, SW-Bredene-01, Belgium, SW-De Haan-Vosseslag-01, Belgium, SW-Duinbergen-01, Belgium, SW-Heist-01, Belgium, SW-Koksijde-01, Belgium, SW-Middelkerke-01, Belgium, SW-Nieuwpoort-01, Belgium, SW-Nieuwpoort-Westende-01, Belgium, SW-Oostduinkerke-01, Belgium, SW-Oostende_Oosteroever-01, Belgium, SW-Wenduine-01, Belgium, SW-Zeebrugge-01, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802), Acanthocardia echinata (Linnaeus, 1758), Aequipecten opercularis (Linnaeus, 1758), Ammodytes marinus Raitt, 1934, Angulus fabula (Gmelin, 1791), Angulus Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811, Angulus tenuis (da Costa, 1778), Aphia Risso, 1827, Arcidae Lamarck, 1809, Arenicola Lamarck, 1801, Astarte sulcata (da Costa, 1778), Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758, Atherina (Hepsetia) presbyter Cuvier, 1829, Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758), Barnea candida (Linnaeus, 1758), Cakile maritima Scop., Callionymus lyra Linnaeus, 1758, Cancer pagurus Linnaeus, 1758, Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758), Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758), Cerastoderma glaucum (Bruguière, 1789), Chrysaora hysoscella (Linnaeus, 1767), Ciliata mustela (Linnaeus, 1758), Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758, Corbicula Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811, Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758), Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793), Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758), Cyanea lamarckii Péron & Lesueur, 1810, Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758), Diodora graeca (Linnaeus, 1758), Diogenes pugilator (Roux, 1829), Diogenes pugilator (Roux, 1829), Donax vittatus (da Costa, 1778), Donax vittatus (da Costa, 1778), Echiichthys vipera (Cuvier, 1829), Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777), Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776), Epitonium clathrus (Linnaeus, 1758), Euspira Agassiz, 1837, Euspira nitida (Donovan, 1803), Eutonina indicans (Romanes, 1876), Gobius Linnaeus, 1758, Haustorius arenarius (Slabber, 1769), Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan, 1835), Idotea balthica (Pallas, 1772), Laevicardium crassum (Gmelin, 1791), Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766), Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766), Limanda limanda (Linnaeus, 1758), Liocarcinus holsatus (Fabricius, 1798), Liocarcinus vernalis (Risso, 1827), Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758), Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758), Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758), Macropodia rostrata (Linnaeus, 1761), Mactra stultorum (Linnaeus, 1758), Marinogammarus Schellenberg, 1937, Mimachlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758), Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865, Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758, Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758, Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758, Nassarius Duméril, 1805, Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ocenebra erinaceus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758), Osmerus eperlanus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758, Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815, Pagurus bernhardus (Linnaeus, 1758), Palaemon Weber, 1795, Patella vulgata Linnaeus, 1758, Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818, Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818, Phaeocystis Lagerheim, 1893, Philocheras trispinosus (Hailstone in Hailstone & Westwood, 1835), Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758), Pleurobrachia pileus (O. F. Müller, 1776), Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus, 1758, Pleuronectiformes, Pomatoschistus Gill, 1863, Portumnus latipes (Pennant, 1777), Portunidae Rafinesque, 1815, Psammechinus miliaris (P.L.S. Müller, 1771), Sagartia troglodytes (Price in Johnston, 1847), Scophthalmus maximus (Linnaeus, 1758), Scophthalmus rhombus (Linnaeus, 1758), Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778), Scyphozoa, Sepiola atlantica d'Orbigny, 1842, Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758), Solen marginatus Pulteney, 1799, Spisula elliptica (T. Brown, 1827), Spisula elliptica (T. Brown, 1827), Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758), Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758), Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778), Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778), Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778), Sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758), Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758, Taurulus bubalis (Euphrasen, 1786), Trivia Gray, 1837, Venerupis (Ruditapes) philippinarum (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850), Zirfaea crispata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
Belgium, SW-Westende-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Blankenberge-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Bredene-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-De Haan-Vosseslag-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Duinbergen-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Heist-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Koksijde-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Middelkerke-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Nieuwpoort-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Nieuwpoort-Westende-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Oostduinkerke-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Oostende_Oosteroever-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Wenduine-01 [Marine Regions]
Belgium, SW-Zeebrugge-01 [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,623; MinLat: 51,1193 - MaxLong: 3,2612; MaxLat: 51,3468 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
25 June 2014 - 14 June 2018

Taxonomic coverage
Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802) [WoRMS]
Acanthocardia echinata (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Aequipecten opercularis (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Ammodytes marinus Raitt, 1934 [WoRMS]
Angulus fabula (Gmelin, 1791) [WoRMS]
Angulus Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 [WoRMS]
Angulus tenuis (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]
Aphia Risso, 1827 [WoRMS]
Arcidae Lamarck, 1809 [WoRMS]
Arenicola Lamarck, 1801 [WoRMS]
Astarte sulcata (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]
Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Atherina (Hepsetia) presbyter Cuvier, 1829 [WoRMS]
Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Barnea candida (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Cakile maritima Scop. [WoRMS]
Callionymus lyra Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Cancer pagurus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Cerastoderma glaucum (Bruguière, 1789) [WoRMS]
Chrysaora hysoscella (Linnaeus, 1767) [WoRMS]
Ciliata mustela (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Corbicula Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 [WoRMS]
Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) [WoRMS]
Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Cyanea lamarckii Péron & Lesueur, 1810 [WoRMS]
Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Diodora graeca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Diogenes pugilator (Roux, 1829) [WoRMS]
Diogenes pugilator (Roux, 1829) [WoRMS]
Donax vittatus (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]
Donax vittatus (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]
Echiichthys vipera (Cuvier, 1829) [WoRMS]
Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777) [WoRMS]
Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]
Epitonium clathrus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Euspira Agassiz, 1837 [WoRMS]
Euspira nitida (Donovan, 1803) [WoRMS]
Eutonina indicans (Romanes, 1876) [WoRMS]
Gobius Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Haustorius arenarius (Slabber, 1769) [WoRMS]
Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan, 1835) [WoRMS]
Idotea balthica (Pallas, 1772) [WoRMS]
Laevicardium crassum (Gmelin, 1791) [WoRMS]
Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Limanda limanda (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Liocarcinus holsatus (Fabricius, 1798) [WoRMS]
Liocarcinus vernalis (Risso, 1827) [WoRMS]
Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Macoma balthica (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Macropodia rostrata (Linnaeus, 1761) [WoRMS]
Mactra stultorum (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Marinogammarus Schellenberg, 1937 [WoRMS]
Mimachlamys varia (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 [WoRMS]
Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Nassarius Duméril, 1805 [WoRMS]
Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Ocenebra erinaceus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Osmerus eperlanus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Ostrea edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Pagurus bernhardus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Palaemon Weber, 1795 [WoRMS]
Patella vulgata Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]
Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]
Phaeocystis Lagerheim, 1893 [WoRMS]
Philocheras trispinosus (Hailstone in Hailstone & Westwood, 1835) [WoRMS]
Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Pleurobrachia pileus (O. F. Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]
Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Pleuronectiformes [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus Gill, 1863 [WoRMS]
Portumnus latipes (Pennant, 1777) [WoRMS]
Portunidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Psammechinus miliaris (P.L.S. Müller, 1771) [WoRMS]
Sagartia troglodytes (Price in Johnston, 1847) [WoRMS]
Scophthalmus maximus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Scophthalmus rhombus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]
Scyphozoa [WoRMS]
Sepiola atlantica d'Orbigny, 1842 [WoRMS]
Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Solen marginatus Pulteney, 1799 [WoRMS]
Spisula elliptica (T. Brown, 1827) [WoRMS]
Spisula elliptica (T. Brown, 1827) [WoRMS]
Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Spisula solida (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]
Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]
Spisula subtruncata (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]
Sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Taurulus bubalis (Euphrasen, 1786) [WoRMS]
Trivia Gray, 1837 [WoRMS]
Venerupis (Ruditapes) philippinarum (A. Adams & Reeve, 1850) [WoRMS]
Zirfaea crispata (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Parameters
Count, Density, Water temperature

Contributors

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Project
SeaWatch-B: Strandobservatienetwerk: de toestand van de Belgische Noordzee, gemeten door burgers, more

Publication
Based on this dataset
Seys, J. et al. (2019). Hoe is de Noordzee eraan toe? VLIZ-Rapportage 2014-2018. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 55 pp., more
Describing this dataset
Seys, J. (2015). De zee als goed doel! 'SeaWatch-B': Burgers meten toestand Noordzee, in: De Grote Rede 41. De Grote Rede: Nieuws over onze Kust en Zee, 41: pp. 28, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Citizen science
Metadatarecord created: 2020-01-17
Information last updated: 2020-02-27
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