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SHARK - Regional monitoring and monitoring projects of Epibenthos in Sweden since 1994
Citation
Swedish county administration boards, Swedish municipalities, Swedish coalitions of water conservation, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, et al (2017). SHARK - Regional monitoring and monitoring projects of Epibenthos in Sweden since 1994
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Description
Regional monitoring programs for Epibenthos have been performed since 1994 in Sweden. The monitoring is financed by the Swedish county administration boards, Swedish municipalities and Swedish coalitions of water conservation. Recipient control data financed by companies are also included. Sampling is performed by a large number of different institutes and consulting firms. Data from monitoring projects are also included in this dataset. The data is stored in the database SHARK, hosted and maintained by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. The Epibenthos monitoring programs and projects 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

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 class, Average shoot length, Bare substrate cover, Boulder cover, Cover, Cover (%), Cover class, Cover class, Cover class filamentous algae, Debris cover, Density in covered area, Depth distribution (max depth), Dry weight, Gravel cover, Hard clay cover, Max shoot length, Min shoot length, No species found., Observed species, Rhizome biomass, Rhizome juice sugar content, Rock cover, Salinity, Sand cover, Shoot biomass, Shoot density, Silt soft clay cover, Species distribution max depth, Species distribution min depth, Stone cover, Substrate specific cover, Temperature, Total cover of all species (%), Unidentified algae cover. 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 and https://www.havochvatten.se/hav/samordning--fakta/miljoovervakning/samordning-av-miljoovervakning/regional-miljoovervakning.html

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, ANE, Baltic, ANE, North Sea, Kattegat, ANE, Skagerrak, Animalia, Bacteria, Chromista, Plantae, Protozoa

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

Temporal coverage
From 1994 on [In Progress]

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

Contributors
Swedish county administration boards, moredata creator
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), moredata creator
Swedish municipalities, 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: 2017-07-07
Information last updated: 2018-04-16
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