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Epibenthos and demersal fish monitoring data in function of wind energy development in the Belgian part of the North Sea
Citable as data publication
Bio-environmental research group; Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries research (ILVO), Belgium; (2015): Epibenthos and demersal fish monitoring data in function of wind energy development. https://doi.org/10.14284/53
Contact: Van Hoey, Gert

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Description
Epibenthos and demersal fish monitoring in function of wind energy development. Trawl samples were taken within the wind farms (between the turbine rows, just outside the edges of the concessions and at reference stations more

Sampling activities were in Febuary-March and/or in September-October from 2005. 8 meter shrimp trawl (22 mm mesh in the cod end) equipped with a bolder chain. The net was towed during 15 minutes at an average speed of 4 knots.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Epibenthos, Fish, Offshore wind farms, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), EurOBIS calculated BBOX

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,6666; MinLat: 51,418 - MaxLong: 2,996; MaxLat: 51,6795 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 2005 on [In Progress]

Parameters
Abundance Methodology , Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed, Count per length class, Development stage of biological entity specified elsewhere, Gender of biological entity specified elsewhere, Length of sampling track, Wet weight biomass, Wet weight biomass of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed
Abundance: Beam trawling
A 8 meter shrimp trawl (22 mm mesh in the cod end) equipped with a bolder chain. The net was towed during 15 minutes at an average speed of 4 knots.

Contributors
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw- , visserij en voedingsonderzoek; Kenniseenheid: Dier; Aquatisch Milieu en Kwaliteit; Biologisch milieuonderzoeksgroepdata creator
Van Hoey, Gert
Vandendriessche, Sofie
Wittoeck, Jan
Hostens, Kristian (Kris)

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
ILVO epifauna and demersal fish data: epifauna and demersal fish monitoring on the Belgian Part of the North Sea since 1979
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset
Vandendriessche, S. et al. (2015). Equivocal effects of offshore wind farms in Belgium on soft substrate epibenthos and fish assemblages. Hydrobiologia 756(1): 19-35. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-014-1997-z
Degraer, S.; Brabant, R.; Rumes, B. (Ed.) (2013). Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Learning from the past to optimise future monitoring programmes. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Marine Ecology and Management Section: Brussels. ISBN 978-90-9027-928-2. 239 pp.

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-05
Information last updated: 2015-12-08
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