European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

Biological community data for the Baltic and Northeast Atlantic

Data holding centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
CountryDenmark  Denmark
Time periodFrom 1979 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mainly the Baltic but is expanding to Northeast Atlantic

Observations 
Parameters

Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biosurface area per unit volume of the water column; Macroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts; Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Plankton abundance per unit volume of the water column; Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biovolume per unit volume of the water column; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Plankton biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Description 
Summary

The biological community data holdings at the ICES Data Centre include abundance and biomass data for phytoplankton, zooplankton, zoobenthos and phytobenthos data. The ICES Data Centre is HELCOM's Thematic Data Centre (TDC) where data are compiled for the Cooperative Monitoring of the Baltic Marine Environment (COMBINE) for use in the HELCOM assessment process and also supports the needs of the Joint Assessment and Monitoring Programme (JAMP) of the Oslo and Paris Commissions (OSPAR).

OriginatorsInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Data web sitehttp://ecosystemdata.ices.dk/
Availability 
OrganisationInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
AvailabilityLicence
ContactNot supplied (General Secretary)
Address

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46
Copenhagen V

DK-1553
Denmark

Telephone0045 3338 6700
Facsimile+45 3393 4215
Emailinfo@ices.dk
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Local identifier7001026
Global identifier1443
Last revised2009-02-19