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2020 ARMS observations invasive and indigenous hard-bottom communities by Flanders Marine Institute
Deneudt K., Hablutzel P., Mortelmans J., Delacauw, S. (2020) ARMS pilot study in 2020 by Flanders Marine Institute

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Hard-substrate monitoring by using an Artificial Reef Monitoring Structure (ARMS) was conducted in a pilot-study by Flanders Marine Institute in the BPNS in 2020. An ARMS was deployed at three stations, JJ-CD-78, JJ-C8-6 and JJ-C8-1, from May 2020 onwards. The ARMS will be sampled, analysed through metabarcoding and results were compared with traditional monitoring techniques in order to demonstrate the improvement of applying novel techniques.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos
Marine/Coastal, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), Animalia

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

Temporal coverage
From May 2020 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-19
Information last updated: 2022-03-08
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