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Data set name

The Swedish zoobenthos programme in the Gulf of Bothnia (1983-)

Data holding centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period1983 - Ongoing
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Gulf of Bothnia

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Description 
Summary

The project objective is to seek and follow long-term local, regional and large scale trends in macrofauna species composition, abundance and biomass in the Gulf of Bothnia region. Samples were taken once a year, in the interval of May-June. The BIOMAD stored database covers the period 1983-1998. In the Norrby area, samples have been collected on a yearly basis since 1983. The programme is currently under revision, and during 1995-1997 the sampling has covered 20 samples collected in each of 9 archipelagoes and 10 samples in each of 7 open sea areas. After evaluation, the number of sampling stations and areas will be changed to optimise the programme.

OriginatorsUmea Marine Sciences Centre, UMF
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 identifier18007025
Global identifier48
Last revised2015-08-26