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Summary presence/absence maps of macro-endobenthos in the greater North Sea, based on nearly 100,000 samples from 65 assembled monitoring data sets.
Citation
Herman, P.M.J., Stolte, W., van der Heijden, L. 2020. Summary presence/absence maps of macro-endobenthos in the greater North Sea, based on nearly 100,000 samples from 65 assembled monitoring data sets.. Integrated data products created under the European Marine Observation Data Network (EMODnet) Biology project (EASME/EMFF/2017/1.3.1.2/02/SI2.789013), funded by the by the European Union under Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
The large databases of EMODNET Biology only store confirmed presences of species. However, when mapping species distribution, it is also important where the species did not occur: there is at least as much information in absences as in presences. Inferring absences from presence-only databases is difficult and always involves some guesswork. In this product we have used as much meta-information as possible to guide us in inferring absences.

Scope
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, Marine ecology, North Sea

Temporal coverage
1507 - 2019


Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
Physico-chemical and commercial shellfish species data to illustrate potential vulnerability to ocean acidification, more
Probability maps for different benthos species in the North Sea, more

Project
EMODNETBIO III: European Marine Observation and Data Network- Biology III, more


Data type: Data products
Metadatarecord created: 2020-12-24
Information last updated: 2021-04-12
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