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BIODAFF (IOPAS-PML)

Description
The dataset contains monitoring data collected by the BIODAFF project. The data mainly consists of benthos and zooplankton data from Hornsund and Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen). more

The international project BIODAFF (Biodiversity and Fluxes in Arctic Glaciated Fjords) started in 1996 as an initiative coordinated by the Institute of Oceanology PAS and the Norsk Polarinstitutt. Since its inception, several research groups and individual scientists have participated in the project (see contacts). The central idea of BIODAFF is to present the relation of strong environmental gradients and the biodiversity of local fauna in Kongsfjorden (79°N). The EU 5th Framework Concerted Action BIOMARE (2000- 2002) generated the idea of European Marine Biodiversity Sites (EMBS) - a selection of localities where marine biodiversity research will be focused in the coming years. MARBENA, another Shared Cost Activity of the EU, deals with the implementation of the BIOMARE research agenda. Two fjords located on Svalbard have been selected as EMBS - Hornsund for the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) and Kongsfjorden for Long-term Biodiversity Research (LTBR).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Phytoplankton, Biology > Zooplankton
Keywords:
Benthic fauna, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, ANE, Norway, Norway, Spitsbergen

Geographical coverage
ANE, Norway Stations [Marine Regions]
Kongsfjorden
Coordinates: Long: 11,6667; Lat: 79 [WGS84]
Norway, Spitsbergen [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1995 - 2001
Yearly

Parameters
Current velocity water, Density, Rate, Temperature in water

Contributors
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), moredata creator
Polish Academy of Sciences; Institute of Oceanology (IOPAN), moredata ownerdata creator

Project
BIODAFF: Biodiversity and Fluxes in Arctic Glaciated Fjords, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-30
Information last updated: 2004-08-11
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