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General
Data set name

Information system of macro invertebrates in Finnish waters

Data holding centreFinnish Environment Institute
CountryFinland  Finland
Time period2005-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Finland, both inland and coastal waters

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the littoral zone; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Description 
Summary

The information system of macro invertebrates contains abundances and biomass of macrozoobenthos originating from monitoring programmes carried out by regional environmental centres and supervised laboratories. The system has been fully operational from spring 2005 and it is mainly used by environmental authorities and research institutes for water quality reports and scientific studies. About one third of the data is coastal, the rest inland.

OriginatorsFinnish Environment Institute
Availability 
OrganisationFinnish Environment Institute
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactJouko Rissanen (senior researcher)
Address

Finnish Environment Institute
Mechelininkatu 34a
Helsinki

00260
Finland

Telephone+358 400 148 834
Emailjouko.rissanen@environment.fi
Administration 
Collating centreFinnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)
Local identifier19002003
Global identifier2079
Last revised2009-11-24