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INRAM: Benthic fauna monitoring in Belgian harbours and Belgian coastal area [INRAM: monitoring van benthische fauna in Belgische havens en het Belgische Kustgebied]
Marine Biology Section, Ugent. Belgium. INRAM. Benthic fauna monitoring- SSD - Belgian Science Policy. Available online [accessed on ‘date’].

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This database contains data on population characteristics of the hyper- and epibenthos, sampled in the Scheldt estuary, Belgian coastal waters and Belgian coastal harbours. more

Within the framework of the INRAM project, population characteristics of epibenthos and hyperbenthos were investigated. The epibenthic community was sampled by means of a beam trawl. Vertebrates were sampled quantitalively, whereas invertebrates were sampled qualitatively (except for shrimps, which were also sampled quantitalively). The endobenthic community was sampled both quantitatively and qualitatively by means of a Van Veen grab.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab), Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Benthos, Epibenthos, Hyperbenthos, Population characteristics, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge, ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort, ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Oostende, ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, Sluice Dock, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vlissingen, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp, EurOBIS calculated BBOX

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Stations [Marine Regions]
W01 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
W04 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 3,2372; Lat: 51,4492 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
ZB1 (near the marina)
ZB2 (near Vandamme sluice)
ZB3 (near tern island)
ZB4 (near Fluxys)
ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Stations [Marine Regions]
W03 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
Coordinates: Long: 2,712; Lat: 51,1686 [WGS84]
W06 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 2,4673; Lat: 51,2883 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
NP1 (near fish market)
NP2 (near marina)
NP3 (near fence)
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Stations [Marine Regions]
W02 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
Coordinates: Long: 2,8568; Lat: 51,2241 [WGS84]
W05 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 2,8067; Lat: 51,4159 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
OO2 (near bridge)
OO3 (near VLIZ)
OO4 (near fence)
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, Sluice Dock Stations [Marine Regions]
OO1 (near Sluice dock)
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vlissingen Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 3,5698; Lat: 51,4165 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,3917; Lat: 51,2188 [WGS84]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,4289; MinLat: 51,1342 - MaxLong: 4,3917; MaxLat: 51,4492 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2007 - 2008
2009 - 2001

Biota density
Fish length
Species diversity

Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creatordata owner
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner

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IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more

INRAM: Integrated Risk Assessment and Monitoring of micropollutants in the Belgian coastal zone, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-08-07
Information last updated: 2015-12-04
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