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LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea
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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2020): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea. https://doi.org/10.14284/424
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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2020): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/416
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2019): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/330
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Description
In the framework of the Lifewatch marine observatory a number of fixed stations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS) are visited on a monthly or seasonal basis using RV Simon Stevin. A grid of nine stations covers the coastal zone and are sampled monthly. Eight additional stations, located further at sea, are sampled on a seasonal basis. Samples are taken using a 55µm mesh size Apstein net. In the lab, the samples are processed with the VS-4 FlowCAM at 4X magnification, using a 300µm flow cell and appropriate 300µm prefilter, at a flow rate of 1.7mL/min and frame rate of 20fps. The identification of the image data is done with the use of a classifier and followed by a manual validation step. Since May 2017, this dataset provides micro- and phytoplankton observations, mainly covering diatoms, dinoflagellates and cilliates, for the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Keywords:
Marine, Biodiversity, Biological monitoring, Data, Marine Genomics, Phytoplankton, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From May 2017 on [In Progress]

Parameters
Count of phytoplankton, Phytoplankton density

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creatordata manager

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Project
LifeWatch: Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.eu, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-01-20
Information last updated: 2018-11-21
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy