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Data set name

Phytobenthos Monitoring in the Skagerrak and Kattegatt (1993-)

Data holding centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period1993 - ongoing
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Skagerrak

Observations 
Parameters

Macroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts

Description 
Summary

The aim of the project is to function as a source of reference when assessing temporal variation in the distribution of, and area occupied by, common macroalgae in the northern part of the Swedish west coast. The field sampling designs allows partioning between components that contribute to the total variation of the macroalgae. As in most cases of programmes monitoring biota, the mechanisms responsible for variation cannot clearly be defined because of the generality of the programme. The project is an integrated part of the total national monitoring programme run by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and may also serve as a pointer to research areas needing more attention.

OriginatorsTjaernoe Marine Biological Laboratory
References

Karlsson, J. (1997) BIOMAD 2.4. Skagerrak, Macrophytobenthos,

Data web sitehttp://www.smhi.se
Availability 
OrganisationSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPatrik Stromberg (Shark data manager)
Address

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Folkborgsvagen 1
Norrkoping

SE-601 76
Sweden

Telephone+46 - (0)31-751 8975
Facsimile+46-(0)11-495 80 01
Emailshark@smhi.se
Administration 
Collating centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Local identifier18007005
Global identifier86
Last revised2015-08-26