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REBENT: Benthic Network [Réseau benthique]
Citation
Agence pour la recherche et la Valorisation Marines (ARVAM); Cellule De Suivi Du Littoral Normand (CSLN); Creocean; Groupe d'Etude des Milieux Estuariens et Littoraux; Groupe d'étude des milieux estuariens et littoraux Normandie (GEMEL Normandie); Hemisphere Sub; Impact Mer; Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER); MAREX Expertise & Conseil en Environnement Marin (MAREX); National Natural History Museum Paris; CRESCO - Station de biologie marine de Dinard; National Natural History Museum Paris; Station de Biologie Marine de Concarneau; Pierre & Marie Curie University; Roscoff biology station (RBS); TBM Environnement; The National Center for Scientific Research; Laboratoire d'Ecogéochimie des Environnements Benthiques UMR 8222 (LECOB); The National Center for Scientific Research; Laboratoire d’Océanologie et de Géosciences - UMR 8187 LOG (LOG); Université Bordeaux 1; Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques (EPOC); Université de Bretagne Occidentale; Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM); Université de Bretagne Occidentale; Laboratoire d'écophysiologie et de biotechnologie des halophytes et algues Marines (IUEM-LEBHAM); Université de Bretagne Occidentale; Laboratory of Sciences of the Marine Environment CNRS-UMR6539 (LEMAR); Université de la Réunion; Laboratoire d'Ecologie Marine (ECOMAR); Université de Liège; Station de Recherche Sous-marines et Océanographiques (STARESO); Université de Nantes; Laboratoire de Biologie Marine (Bio-littoral); Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille; Station Marine de Wimereux (INSU/CNRS); (2019): REBENT - Réseau Benthique.

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Availability: Unrestricted
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Description
The REBENT dataset results from the monitoring activities undertaken by the "Réseau benthique" REBENT project. The dataset contains mainly data relating to seabed habitats and associated benthic biocenosis living along the the French coastal area's. more

The "Réseau benthique" REBENT is a French national benthos monitoring program set up by IFREMER in 2003 after the wreck of the Erika and the report of a lack of coastal habitats monitoring . The objectives of the Rebent network are twofold: a) collate, validate and store data related to the distribution of coastal habitats and the monitoring of their floristic and faunistic biodiversity, b) make available a consistent state of reference along with an assessment of changes to the community of researchers, coastal managers and the wider public. The REBENT project aims to collect and format data relating to seabed habitats and associated benthic biocenosis living along the coasts, in order to give scientists, marine environment management bodies and the general public, relevant and coherent data which will improve our knowledge the current resources and detect spatiotemporal evolutions. These observations, which concern data relating to spatial extension and to fauna and flora distribution, are common to various needs : accidental pollutions, protected marine reserves, Water Directive, integrated management. The entire French seawaters are likely to be concerned by the project. But regarding the new acquisitions tidal zones and coastal waters have been singled out as priority areas, in the framework of the Water Directive, thus concentrating as much attention as possible on the protected marine reserves. The following parameters are taken into consideration when selecting seabed habitats / biocenosis : representativeness, importance of ecology, sensitivity and vulnerability. Distribution tools concerning data: Methods, protocols and reference documents are drawn up, as well as data bank tools (Quadrige² database specifications for benthic data) and distribution tools (interactive maps, monitoring reports, etc), via the Internet. This network is national and part of a strong international drive. Today, numerous partners are members of the project, either at the financial level or at the scientific and technical levels. Brittany is the pilot-region and the first operations started in 2003. Action plans are being gradually implemented in the other regions.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Bioaccumulation, ANE, Biscay Bay, ANE, France, Celtic Sea, ANE, France, English Channel, ANE, France, Mediterranean Sea, ANE, France, North Sea

Geographical coverage
ANE, Biscay Bay [Marine Regions]
ANE, France, Celtic Sea
ANE, France, English Channel
ANE, France, Mediterranean Sea
ANE, France, North Sea

Temporal coverage
From 2003 on [In Progress]

Parameters
Algal biomass, Benthos biomass, Benthos density, Biometry of leaves, Floral density, Floral illness, Granulometric variables, Organic matter (OM), Surface area covered by intertidal and subtidal seaweeds

Contributors
Agence pour la recherche et la Valorisation Marines (ARVAM), more
Cellule De Suivi Du Littoral Normand (CSLN), more
Creocean, more
Groupe d'Etude des Milieux Estuariens et Littoraux; Groupe d'étude des milieux estuariens et littoraux Normandie (GEMEL Normandie), more
Hemisphere Sub, more
Impact Mer, more
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), moredata managerdata creator
Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer; Laboratoire des Sciences de l'environment Marin (IUEM/LEMAR), more
MAREX Expertise & Conseil en Environnement Marin (MAREX), more
National Natural History Museum Paris; CRESCO - Station de biologie marine de Dinard, more
National Natural History Museum Paris; Station de Biologie Marine de Concarneau, more
Pierre & Marie Curie University; Roscoff biology station (RBS), more
TBM Environnement, more
The National Center for Scientific Research; Laboratoire d'Ecogéochimie des Environnements Benthiques UMR 8222 (LECOB), more
The National Center for Scientific Research; Laboratoire d’Océanologie et de Géosciences - UMR 8187 LOG (LOG), more
Université Bordeaux 1; Environnements et Paléoenvironnements OCéaniques (EPOC), more
Université de Bretagne Occidentale; Laboratoire d'écophysiologie et de biotechnologie des halophytes et algues Marines (IUEM-LEBHAM), more
Université de Bretagne Occidentale; Laboratory of Sciences of the Marine Environment CNRS-UMR6539 (LEMAR), more
Université de la Réunion; Laboratoire d'Ecologie Marine (ECOMAR), more
Université de Liège; Station de Recherche Sous-marines et Océanographiques (STARESO), more
Université de Nantes; Laboratoire de Biologie Marine (Bio-littoral), more
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille; Station Marine de Wimereux (INSU/CNRS), more

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Distribution of benthic macroinvertebrate living modes in European seas, more
Quadrige database, more

Project
REBENT: Le réseau benthique, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-10-30
Information last updated: 2019-08-02
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