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Data set name

Benthic data in the Dutch coastal and adjacent areas (1959-)

Data holding centreNetherlands Institute for Ecology, Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectEcoflat : the eco metabolism of estuarine intertidal flat.
Time periodMay 1959 till recent; reduced number of data from 1959 till 1968; no data from 1969 till 1977.
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Grevelingen, Veerse Meer, Oosterschelde, Westerschelde, Voordelta, Noordzee, harbour area near Rotterdam; spanning from 54.7 to 65.45° North, 3.8° West to 33.8° East.

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Sediment grain size parameters; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets; benthos samplers; particulates samplers; unconsolidated sediment corers

Description 
Summary

NIOO-CEMO keeps and updates a large database with benthic data in the Dutch coastal area and adjacent areas. Most of the data consist of macrofauna; some meiofauna and epibenthos data are included. Observations are in a PARADOX database; contact person: Will Sistermans (Sistermans@cemo.nioo.knaw.nl)

OriginatorsNetherlands Institute for Ecology, Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology
Availability 
OrganisationNetherlands Institute for Ecology, Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactC. Heip
Address

Netherlands Institute for Ecology, Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology
Korringaweg 7
Yerseke

4401 NT
Netherlands

Telephone+31 (0)113-577300
Facsimile+31 113 573616
Emailheip@cemo.nioo.knaw.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20006102
Global identifier2994
Last revised2009-06-16