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Data set name

Maasvlakte 2 Nature Compensation Project

Data holding centreIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectMaasvlakte 2 Nature Compensation Project(MV2 Benthos)
Time periodSampling in Autumn every year, 2004-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Dutch Coastal zone

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Benthos samplers; sediment dredges

Description 
Summary

The Port of Rotterdam has planned a westward extension of its harbour area, called Maasvlakte 2.The total area involved is about 2000 hectares. In order to compensate for the loss of nature a marine reserve was created in the Voordelta. a Nature 2000 site. To examine whether the inpact of the extension of Maasvlakte 2 on the flora and fauna is sufficiently compensated by the provided nature compensations a monitoring- and evaluation program (MEP-MV2) was started. Baseline studies (2004, 2005) were carried out to determine t0-situation and to examine if the results are sufficient for the subsequent impact studies. Box-core and benthic dregde samples has been collected for data on the infauna and the epifauna near the seabed. The sampling strategy (402 samples/campaign) was configured by minimizing the ratio between the effort (number of samples) and the statistic robustness (minimum detectable difference). The baseline study resulted in a good estimate of the diversity, total density and biomass of the infauna, and a good impression of the distribution and population structure of individual benthic species that can serve as food for birds. The baseline studies were carried out for Rijkswaterstaat Waterdienst. The monitoring- and evaluation program is carried out for Deltares.

OriginatorsIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
Availability 
OrganisationIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactJohan Craeymeersch
Address

IMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
Korringaweg 5
Yerseke

4401 NT
Netherlands

Telephone+31 317487075
Facsimile+31 317487359
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier5730006
Global identifier4820
Last revised2011-02-24