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Danish benthic marine monitoring data from ODAM
Citation
Josefson, A.; Rytter, D.; Department of Bioscience - AU, Denmark; (2015): Danish benthic marine monitoring data from ODAM.
Contact: Rytter, David

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

Description
Data contain abundance (number of individuals per species) and biomass (wet weight or dry weight per species) information. more

Investigations of benthic macrofauna, in particular from soft sediments, have a long tradition, with the first quantitative studies in Scandinavian waters performed over 100 years ago. Benthic macrofauna is important as food for demersal fish, the cycling of organic matter and contaminants, and not the least as an indicator of environmental quality. Benthic macrofauna is normally defined as organisms retained on 1 mm (European standard) or 0.5 mm sieves. It includes invertebrates over a wide size spectrum; from large crustaceans like Norway Lobster and large bivalves like the Ocean Quahog, to small worms like polychaetes and ligochaetes. Benthic macrofauna also forms a substantial part of marine biodiversity, with more than 500 species in the soft sediments of Kattegat and the Danish estuaries.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Long-term monitoring, ANE, Baltic, ANE, Belt Sea, ANE, Danish Exclusive Economic Zone, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, Skagerrak

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belt Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Danish Exclusive Economic Zone [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1911 on [In Progress]

Parameters
Macrobenthic invertebrate species abundance, Macrobenthic invertebrate species biomass

Contributors
The Danish Ministry of the Environment; Danish Forest and Nature Agency, more
The Danish Ministry of the Environment; Environment Centre Roskilde, more
University of Aarhus; Department of Bioscience (BIOS), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
Previous version:
MADS - Marine benthic soft-sediment macrozoobenthos, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-08
Information last updated: 2015-08-24
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