SHARK - National Epibenthos monitoring in Sweden since 1992

EurOBIS Data Management Team, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact EurOBIS Data Management Team Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Secondary contact Lisa Sundqvist Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
Secondary contact Linnaeus University N/A
Secondary contact Stockholm University (SU) N/A
Secondary contact Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management N/A
Secondary contact Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) N/A
Secondary contact Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) N/A
Secondary contact University of Gothenburg N/A

Citation

Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg, Linnaeus University , Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (2017). SHARK - National Epibenthos monitoring in Sweden since 1992.
Eurobis data management team. 2020. SHARK - National Epibenthos monitoring in Sweden since 1992. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152453) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/60d05ff8-59c6-46cf-83af-cfc5b2d10dd4)

Abstract

Epibenthos has been nationally monitored in Sweden since 1992. The monitoring program was initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and later the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management took over the responsibility and financing of the program. The monitoring is performed by Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg and Linnaeus University. The data is stored in the database SHARK, hosted and maintained by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. The epibenthos monitoring program studies hard and soft bottoms from the surface down to 10-20 meters. Data is collected in transects or squares with help of divers. Species abundances are determined directly by the divers or photographs are taken and analyzed later. More information is available in Swedish at https://www.havochvatten.se/hav/samordning--fakta/miljoovervakning/miljoovervakningens-programomrade-kust-och-hav/delprogram-vegetationskladda-bottnar.html
Data is collected in transects or squares with help of divers. Species abundances are determined directly by the divers or photographs/video are taken and analyzed later. Discipline: Marine biology; Datatype: Epibenthos; Measuring area type: point; Platform class: diver, video, photo; Parameters: # counted, Abundance, Abundance, Abundance class, Cover (%), Dry weight, Salinity, Sediment deposition cover (%), Sediment deposition cover (class), Species distribution max depth, Species distribution min depth, Temperature, Total cover of all species (%).

More information about the method is available in Swedish at https://www.havochvatten.se/hav/samordning--fakta/miljoovervakning/miljoovervakningens-programomrade-kust-och-hav/delprogram-vegetationskladda-bottnar.html

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/60d05ff8-59c6-46cf-83af-cfc5b2d10dd4
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=smhi_epibenthos_nat

References

Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg, Linnaeus University , Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (2017). SHARK - National Epibenthos monitoring in Sweden since 1992.

Attributes

Overview

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152453
Seabirds0
Marine mammals2
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total2
Date, Begin2009-08-05
Date, End2009-08-06
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude58.36 - 58.36
Longitude11.08 - 11.14
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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