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Finnish Baltic Sea zooplankton monitoring
Finnish Environment Institute SYKE; (2018); Finnish Baltic Sea zooplankton monitoring.
Contact: Lehtiniemi, Maiju

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The dataset include Finnish zooplankton monitoring data from the Baltic Sea. The Finnish zooplankton monitoring program started in 1979 and is still ongoing. The sampling has normally taken place in late summer (August), but since 2014 sampling is also carried out in early summer (May-June).The zooplankton monitoring was performed by Finnish Institute of Marine Research until 2008, thereafter the Finnish Environment Institute is responsible for the monitoring program. Samples are taken using a WP-2 net (normally 2550 cm2 opening and 100 um mesh size). The monitoring follows the HELCOM COMBINE guidelines, but subsampling is done using Folsom splitter. The dataset is also accessible through the NOAA COPEPOD database.

Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, Long-term monitoring, Species distribution, ANE, Baltic, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Annelida, Arthropoda, Mollusca, Rotifera

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 13,1833; MinLat: 54,8333 - MaxLong: 28,805; MaxLat: 65,6194 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 1979 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Rotifera [WoRMS]


Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body [BODC]
Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Development stage of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Gender of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Sea-floor depth (below mean sea level) {bathymetric depth} [BODC]
Sub-sampling coefficient [BODC]
Wet weight biomass of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body [BODC]

Finnish Environment Institute (FEI/SYKE)data creator
Lehtiniemi, Maiju
Finnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Neural network modelling of Baltic zooplankton abundances

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-07-06
Information last updated: 2018-12-10
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