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SHARK - National Epibenthos monitoring in Sweden since 1992
Citation
Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg, Linnaeus University , Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (2017). SHARK - National Epibenthos monitoring in Sweden since 1992.
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Description
Epibenthos has been nationally monitored in Sweden since 1992. The monitoring program was initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and later the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management took over the responsibility and financing of the program. The monitoring is performed by Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg and Linnaeus University. The data is stored in the database SHARK, hosted and maintained by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. The epibenthos monitoring program studies hard and soft bottoms from the surface down to 10-20 meters. Data is collected in transects or squares with help of divers. Species abundances are determined directly by the divers or photographs are taken and analyzed later. More information is available in Swedish at https://www.havochvatten.se/hav/samordning--fakta/miljoovervakning/miljoovervakningens-programomrade-kust-och-hav/delprogram-vegetationskladda-bottnar.html more

Data is collected in transects or squares with help of divers. Species abundances are determined directly by the divers or photographs/video are taken and analyzed later. Discipline: Marine biology; Datatype: Epibenthos; Measuring area type: point; Platform class: diver, video, photo; Parameters: # counted, Abundance, Abundance, Abundance class, Cover (%), Dry weight, Salinity, Sediment deposition cover (%), Sediment deposition cover (class), Species distribution max depth, Species distribution min depth, Temperature, Total cover of all species (%). More information about the method is available in Swedish at https://www.havochvatten.se/hav/samordning--fakta/miljoovervakning/miljoovervakningens-programomrade-kust-och-hav/delprogram-vegetationskladda-bottnar.html

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Benthos, Long-term monitoring, ANE, Baltic, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, Skagerrak, Animalia, Bacteria, Chromista, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1992 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Bacteria [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]

Contributors
Linnaeus University, moredata creator
Stockholm University (SU), moredata creator
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, moredata creator
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), moredata creator
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), moredata creator
University of Gothenburg, moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
SHARK: Marine biological data of Sweden, more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-07-08
Information last updated: 2018-04-16
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