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HBS GEANS: ARMS observations of hard-bottom communities by Flanders Marine Institute, SeAnalytics, Nord University and Aarhus University
Obst M., Stæhr P., Sundberg P., Reiss H., Daraghmeh N., Axberg A., Deneudt K., Hablutzel P., Mortelmans J., Delacauw S., Lagaisse R. (2019) Hard Bottom Substrate pilot GEANS. https://marineinfo.org/id/dataset/6482
Contact: Deneudt, Klaas ;

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

In GEANS, the ARMS network will be used in the assessment of Good Environmental Status as part of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), mainly related to measures of benthic biodiversity (MSFD Descriptor 1), and measures of Non-Indigenous species (MSFD Descriptor 2). ARMS, as a standardized sampling technique, combined with today’s powerful molecular methods will enable the monitoring of marine communities over large areas, such as the North Sea, says Matthias Obst, the coordinator of the network. As a pilot study within the GEANS project, genetic protocols will be developed and harmonized, which will be applied in the assessment of ecological status and changes in hard bottom benthic communities of near coastal environments.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos
Marine/Coastal, North Sea, Animalia

Geographical coverage
North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
March 2019 - May 2023

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator
SeAnalytics, moredata creator
University of Aarhus (AU), moredata creator
University of Gothenburg, moredata creator
Nord University, moredata creator

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

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-19
Information last updated: 2023-07-13
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