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NSBS: North Sea Benthos Survey
Citation
Craeymeersh J., P. Kingston, E. Rachor, G. Duineveld, Carlo Heip, Edward Vanden Berghe, 1986: North Sea Benthos Survey.
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Description
North Sea macrobenthos species density and abundance, measured on a regular grid of stations corresponding with ICES standard stations. All sampling was done in spring 1986. more

The data presented is the result of the 1986 North Sea Benthos Survey, an activity of the Benthos Ecology Working Group of ICES. Benthic samples were taken in a standardised way, on a regular grid covering the whole of the North Sea, and analysed by scientists from 10 laboratories. Extensive work was done to standardise taxonomy and identifications across the different laboratories. A total of just over 1000 species were reported from 235 stations.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, Biodiversity, Epibenthos, Macrobenthos, Meiobenthic organisms, Meiobenthos, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, North Sea

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1980 - 1995
April 1986 - May 1986

Parameters
Ash-free dry weight (AFDW) biomass , Macrobenthos density

Contributors
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research (AWI), moredata providerdata creator Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research; Biololgical Station Helgoland (BAH), moredata provider
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel; Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), moredata provider Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), moredata creatordata provider Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee; NIOZ Yerseke, moredata providerdata creator Marine Laboratory Aberdeen; Fisheries Research Services, moredata provider Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research (RIVO), moredata providerdata creator Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft; Naturmuseum und Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg; Abteilung für Meeresforschung, moredata provider
Universität Hamburg; Fachbereich Biologie; Institut für Hydrobiologie und Fischereiwissenschaft (IHF), moredata provider Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille; Station Marine de Wimereux (INSU/CNRS), moredata provider Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
NSBP: North Sea Benthos Project, more
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more
(Partly) included in:
LargeNet database, more
Macroben: Macroben database (Marbef Theme 1 workshop), more
Nematode biodiversity data from the North Sea Benthos Survey, more

Project
NSBP: North Sea Benthos Project, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Craeymeersch, J.A.; Heip, C.H.R.; Buijs, J. (1997). Atlas of North Sea benthic infauna: based on the 1986 North Sea Benthos Survey. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 218. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea: Copenhagen. 86 pp., more
Rees, H.L. et al. (Ed.) (2007). Structure and dynamics of the North Sea benthos. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 288. ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 87-7482-058-3. III, 258 + annexes pp., more
Heip, C.H.R. et al. (1992). The benthic communities of the North Sea: a summary of the results of the North Sea benthos survey. ICES Coop. Res. Rep. 190: 148-175, more
Basford, D.J. et al. (1993). The ICES North Sea benthos survey: the sedimentary environment. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 50(1): 71-80. dx.doi.org/10.1006/jmsc.1993.1008, more
Huys, R. (1991). The meiobenthos of the North Sea. Final report. Delta Institute for Hydrobiological Research: Yerseke. , more
Huys, R. et al. (1990). The meiobenthos of the North Sea: preliminary results of the North Sea Benthos Survey. CM Documents - ICES, C.M. 1990(Mini:8). ICES: [s.l.]. 17 pp., more
Describing this dataset:
ICES (1986). Fifth Report of the Benthos Ecology Working Group, Oostende, 12-15 Mayl 1986. CM Documents - ICES, 1986/L:27. ICES: Copenhagen. 33 pp., more
Used in this dataset:
Heip, C.H.R.; Craeymeersch, J.A. (1995). Benthic community structures in the North Sea Helgol. Meeresunters. 49(1-4): 313-328, more
Künitzer, A.; Basford, D.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Dewarumez, J.-M.; Dorjes, J.; Duineveld, G.C.A.; Eleftheriou, A.; Heip, C.H.R.; Herman, P.M.J.; Kingston, P.; Niermann, U.; Rachor, E.; Rumohr, H.; de Wilde, P.A.W.J. (1992). The benthic infauna of the North Sea: species distribution and assemblages. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 49(2): 127-143, more
Huys, R. et al. (1992). The meiobenthos of the North Sea: density, biomass trends and distribution of copepod communities. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 49(1): 23-44, more
Heip, C.H.R.; Basford, D.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Dewarumez, J.-M.; Dörjes, J.; de Wilde, P.; Duineveld, G.; Eleftheriou, A.; Herman, P.M.J.; Kingston, K.; Niermann, U.; Künitzer, A.; Rachor, E.; Rumohr, H.; Soetaert, K.; Soltwedel, T. (1992). Trends in biomass, density and diversity of North Sea macrofauna. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 49: 13-22, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2015-04-29
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