European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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Data set name

Marine Species Biology and Sensitivity Key Information

Data holding centreMarLIN Marine Life Information Network
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
ProjectThe Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland(MarLIN)
Time periodPresent
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Britain and Ireland

Observations 
Parameters

Bird counts; Cetacean abundance; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Seal abundance; Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Zooplankton reproduction rate parameters; Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Plankton abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies; Zooplankton egg hatch proportion; Zoobenthos generic abundance

Instruments

Inapplicable

Description 
Summary

As part of the MarLIN programme a web-based database of key information on marine species and biotopes is being produced.

OriginatorsMarLIN Marine Life Information Network
References

Hiscock, K., Jackson, A., and Lear, D. (1999) Assessing seabed species and ecosystem sensitivities. Existing approaches and development., Report to the DETR (MarLIN report no 1).

Data web sitehttp://www.marlin.ac.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationMarLIN Marine Life Information Network
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactMarLIN
Address

MarLIN Marine Life Information Network
MBA The laboratory
Citadel Hill
Plymouth
PL1 2PB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0)1752 633336
Emailmarlin@mba.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1096001
Global identifier875
Last revised2010-01-10