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INRAM: Benthic fauna monitoring in Belgian harbours and Belgian coastal area [INRAM: monitoring van benthische fauna in Belgische havens en het Belgische Kustgebied]
Citation
Marine Biology Section, Ugent. Belgium. INRAM. Benthic fauna monitoring- SSD - Belgian Science Policy. Available online http://www.vliz.be/projects/inram/imers.php. [accessed on ‘date’]

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

Description
This database contains data on population characteristics of the hyper- and epibenthos, sampled in the Scheldt estuary, Belgian coastal waters and Belgian coastal harbours. more

Within the framework of the INRAM project, population characteristics of epibenthos and hyperbenthos were investigated. The epibenthic community was sampled by means of a beam trawl. Vertebrates were sampled quantitalively, whereas invertebrates were sampled qualitatively (except for shrimps, which were also sampled quantitalively). The endobenthic community was sampled both quantitatively and qualitatively by means of a Van Veen grab.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos, Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab), Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Benthos, Epibenthos, Hyperbenthos, Population characteristics, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge, ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort, ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Oostende, ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, Sluice Dock, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vlissingen, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Stations [Marine Regions]
W01 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
W04 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 3,2372; Lat: 51,4492 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
ZB1 (near the marina)
ZB2 (near Vandamme sluice)
ZB3 (near tern island)
ZB4 (near Fluxys)
ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Stations [Marine Regions]
W03 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
Coordinates: Long: 2,712; Lat: 51,1686 [WGS84]
W06 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 2,4673; Lat: 51,2883 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
NP1 (near fish market)
NP2 (near marina)
NP3 (near fence)
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Stations [Marine Regions]
W02 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
Coordinates: Long: 2,8568; Lat: 51,2241 [WGS84]
W05 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 2,8067; Lat: 51,4159 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
OO2 (near bridge)
OO3 (near VLIZ)
OO4 (near fence)
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, Sluice Dock Stations [Marine Regions]
OO1 (near Sluice dock)
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vlissingen Stations [Marine Regions]
S01
Coordinates: Long: 3,5698; Lat: 51,4165 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Stations [Marine Regions]
S22
Coordinates: Long: 4,3917; Lat: 51,2188 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2007 - 2008
2009 - 2001

Parameters
Biota density, Fish length, Species diversity

Contributors
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
INRAM integrated project data from Belgian harbours and Belgian coastal area (2007-2010), more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more

Project
INRAM: Integrated Risk Assessment and Monitoring of micropollutants in the Belgian coastal zone, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-08-07
Information last updated: 2015-12-04
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