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Data set name

ICES Benthos Working Group North Sea Survey (1980-1986)

Data holding centreFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1980 to 1986
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Carbon concentrations in sediment; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in sediment; Zoobenthos generic abundance; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of proteins in sediment; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Instruments

Sediment grabs; unconsolidated sediment corers; rock corers

Description 
Summary

The benthos data set collected by the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, over the period 1980 to 1986 forms part of the above named benthos data set for the entire North Sea. Note: It may be that this data set will form part of the EDMED submission by the Netherlands.

OriginatorsFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
References

Basford, D. J. , Eleftheriou, A., Davies, I. M., Irion, G. and Soltwedel, T. (1993) The ICES North Sea benthos survey: the sedimentary environment., ICES Journal Marine Science 50(1): 71-80.; Heip, C., Basford, D., Craeymeersch, J.A., Dewarumez, J.-M., Dorjes, J., de Wilde, P., Duineveld, G., Eleftheriou, A., Herman, P.M.J., Niermann, U., Kingston, P., Kunitzer, A., Rachor, E., Rumohr, H. (1992) Trends in biomass, density and diversity of North Sea macrofauna., ICES Journal of Marine Science, 49(1): 13-22.

Data web sitehttp://www.frs-scotland.gov.uk
Availability 
OrganisationFisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDirector
Address

Fisheries Research Services, Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB11 9DB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1224 876544
Facsimile+44 (0)1224 295511
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1043001
Global identifier608
Last revised2010-11-22