European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

Mesozooplankton in Danish waters

Data holding centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1980 and ongoing
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Kattegat, Belt Sea and Sound, Western Baltic Proper

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton carbon biomass per unit area of the water column; Zooplankton chemical composition; Zooplankton biovolume

Description 
Summary

The mesozooplankton is the zooplankton fraction > 200 microm. The mesozooplankton is composed by two main groups, the holoplankton that is pelagic throughout their life cycle and the meroplankton composed by pelagic larvae stages of benthic organisms. The mesozooplankton is normally dominated by copepods, cladocera and meroplankton. The mesozooplankton is normally collected by plankton nets or submersible pumps. Sampled since 1980 in Danish coastal and open water marine water by NERI and counties. Since 1996 only by counties and mostly in coastal waters.

OriginatorsAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Freshwater Ecology
Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Dept. of Marine Fisheries
Data web sitehttp://mads-en.dmu.dk
Availability 
OrganisationAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactTorkel Gissel Nielsen
Address

Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
399 Frederiksborgvej P.O. Box 358
Roskilde

DK-4000
Denmark

Telephone+45 46 30 12 00
Facsimile+45 46 30 12 11
Emailtgn@dmu.dk
Administration 
Collating centreAarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Local identifier13032007
Global identifier1121
Last revised2009-03-13