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MADS: The Danish national database for marine data

Availability: Unrestricted
The data are freely available to anybody and may be used for any purpose. Usage acknowledgement may be required

Data of the monitoring programmes for the marine environment in Denmark. The dataset is no longer maintaind (as per 1 July 2011 ) more

Background The Belt project in 1974 to 1978 was the first monitoring programme for the marine environment in Denmark. The monitoring of the open waters became more permanent in 1979 when a monitoring programme was implemented according to the HELCOM convention. At the same time regional programs were initiated by the Danish counties. The monitoring of the marine environment was intensified with the implementation of the Monitoring programme under the Action Plan for the Aquatic Environment from 1989, which was later revised with effect from 1993. The national monitoring programme NOVA-2003 (in Danish) including ground water, streams, lakes and the sea started in 1998. The data in MADS comes from NERI's own cruises, the Danish counties and from other marine research institutes in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany. The geographical coverage of the database is the Danish fiords and coastal waters, the inner Danish waters, the western Baltic Sea, Skagerrak and the eastern North Sea. It is only the Danish data that is available on these pages. Data from Sweden, Norway and Germany migth be found at ICES. Use of data Data from the online MADS pages can be used freely. Please cite NERI as source when using the data in publications.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Biology > Zooplankton
Marine, Algae, Benthos, Chlorophyll, Long-term monitoring, Plankton, Zooplankton, ANE, Baltic, ANE, Belt Sea, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, Skagerrak

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belt Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1976 on [Completed]

University of Aarhus; National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), moredata owner

Related datasets
Child datasets:
MADS - chlorophyll, more
MADS - macroalgae on stone reefs, more
MADS - Marine benthic soft-sediment macrozoobenthos, more
MADS - Marine phytoplankton, more
MADS - Marine zooplankton, more

NOVANA: National Monitoring and Assessment Programme for the Aquatic and Terrestrial Environment, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-01-22
Information last updated: 2014-01-28
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