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General
Data set name

Zooplankton and optical plankton counter database for the North and South Atlantic (1994-)

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodModel hindcasts are run from 1955 to present day
OngoingYes
Geographical area

NE Atlantic and NW European Continental Shelf

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Plankton nets; plankton counters

Description 
Summary

A database has been established covering optical plankton counter and more traditional methods of establishing mesozooplankton abundance. This covers both North and South Atlantic - cruises include those undertaken as part of the PRIME, AMT and other projects.

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Gallienne, C.P. , and Robins, D.B. (2001) Is Oithona the most important copepod in the world's oceans?, Journal of Plankton Research, 23(12): 1421-1432.; Woodd-Walker, R.S., Kingston, K.S., and Gallienne, C.P. (2001) Using neural networks to predict surface zooplankton biomass along a 50°N to 50°S transect of the Atlantic., Journal of Plankton Research, 23(8): 875-888.; Gallienne, C.P., Robins, D.B., and Woodd-Walker, R.S. (2001) Abundance, distribution and size structure of zooplankton along a 20° west meridional transect of the northeast Atlantic Ocean in July., Deep Sea Research II, 48(4-5): 925-949.; Piontkovski, S.A., Landry, M.R., Finenko, Z.Z., Kovalev, A.V., Williams, R., Gallienne, C.P., Mishonov, A.V., Skryabin, V.A., Tokarev, Y.N., and Nikolsky, V.N. (2003) Plankton communities of the South Atlantic anticyclonic gyre., Oceanologica Acta 26(3): 255-268.; Gallienne, C.P., and Robins, D.B. (1998) Trans-oceanic characterization of zooplankton community size structure using an optical plankton counter., Fisheries Oceanography 7(2): 147-158.

Availability 
OrganisationPlymouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0) 151 795 4884
Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1053043
Global identifier723
Last revised2010-01-15