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NIS-Ostend2020: GEANS NIS pilot - 2020 DNA-based benthic and planktonic species monitoring at the harbour of Ostend by VLIZ

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Notes: until publication

Description
Traditional monitoring techniques for ecosystem monitoring identifying are currently time consuming and expensive. By applying DNA-based techniques, GEANS aims to reduce time and costs, and make species identification more accurate. Pilot studies take a central role in proving these advantages. Among the pilot studies, one specifically aims for on the detection non-indigenous species (NIS), since accurate monitoring is a key prerequisite to limit the spread of NIS among harbours. Scrape samples, fouling plate samples, phytoplankton samples and zooplankton samples were taken in the the harbour of Ostend and analysed through metabarcoding and results were compared with traditional monitoring techniques in order to demonstrate the improvement of applying novel techniques. This data is the result of DNA-based spring and summer monitoring of benthic species in the framework of the GEANS NIS pilot at the harbour of Ostend by VLIZ in 2020.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Plankton, Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Belgium, Oostende

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Oostende [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1 April 2020 on [In Progress]
Quasi continuous (< 1 min.)

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
GEANS Data: Genetic tools for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region, more

Project
GEANS: Genetic Tools for Ecosystem Health Assessment in the North Sea Region, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-03-16
Information last updated: 2020-05-13
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