University of Amsterdam (NL) – Benthos monitoring of the North Sea research database

Latest version published by University of Amsterdam / IBED on Jun 18, 2019 University of Amsterdam / IBED

Benthos monitoring data from the North Sea between 1990 and 2002. The database was compiled from different sources, mainly under the “Biodiversity and Global Change” (BIGC) programme of the “Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research” (NWO).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 29,691 records.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 50361be0-d9cd-11de-b793-b8a03c50a862.  University of Amsterdam / IBED publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Observation; Annelida; Arthropoda; Cephalorhyncha; Chaetognatha; Chordata; Cnidaria; Echinodermata; Echiura; Mollusca; Phoronida; Sipuncula; observations; benthos; North Sea


Who created the resource:

Mario de Kluijver

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Mario de Kluijver

Who filled in the metadata:

Mario de Kluijver

Who else was associated with the resource:

Niels Raes
Node Manager
NLBIF PO Box 9517 NL-2300 RA Leiden NL +31.71.7519600
Rob van Soest
Head Invertebrate Dept. ZMA

Geographic Coverage

the North Sea

Bounding Coordinates South West [51.05, 1.6], North East [56.29, 7.89]

Taxonomic Coverage

Annelida, Arthropoda, Cephalorhyncha, Chaetognatha, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Echiura, Mollusca, Phoronida, Sipuncula

Phylum  Annelida,  Arthropoda,  Cephalorhyncha,  Chaetognatha,  Chordata,  Cnidaria,  Echinodermata,  Echiura,  Mollusca,  Phoronida,  Sipuncula

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 50361be0-d9cd-11de-b793-b8a03c50a862