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SBS BPNS: GEANS SBS pilot - 2019 DNA based soft bottom monitoring of macrobenthos in the framework of sand extraction at BPNS by ILVO
De Backer, A.; Wittoeck, J.; Van Den Bulcke, L.; Derycke S. (2019) DNA based soft bottom monitoring of macrobenthos in the framework of sand extraction at Belgian part of the North Sea by ILVO

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Notes: until publication

Macrobenthos samples taken with a VV grab (0,1 m²) at the BPNS at three sand extraction sites (Thorntonbank, Hinderbanken and Oostdyck) along an intensity gradient of sand extraction at each sand bank and at control locations. Objective is to investigate whether DNA based methods allow for impact assessment of sand extraction. From each sampling location, grain size and environmental metadata (e.g. coordinates, depth, temperature, salinity,...) are available as well. From Thorntonbank samples, both morphological macrobenthos (species, count, biomass) and DNA sequences are available. From Oostdyck and Hinderbanken only DNA sequences from the macrobenthos are available.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Benthos > Macrobenthos
Marine/Coastal, Belgium, Noordzee, Amphipoda, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Noordzee [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
16 September 2019 - 3 October 2019
Quasi continuous (< 1 min.)

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw-, visserij en voedingsonderzoek (ILVO), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
GEANS Data: Genetic tools for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region, more

GEANS: Genetic Tools for Ecosystem Health Assessment in the North Sea Region, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-03-19
Information last updated: 2021-12-10
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