Details of Phycotoxin-producing phytoplankton collected from water at mussel farm/aquaculture


Dataset identification

Title of datasetPhycotoxin-producing phytoplankton collected from water at mussel farm/aquaculture
Narrative summary of datasetSamples for phytoplankton analyses are collected by employees responsible for farming at musselfarms/aquaculture to monitor the presence and abundance of toxin-producing phytoplankton. These samples are submitted to SMHI on a bi-weekly basis from mussel farms/aquaculture in coastal areas off the west coast of Sweden. On each sampling occasion two samples from plankton net trawls are pooled in addition to a sample collected with a cylindrical water sampler for integrated sampling 0-10 m. The main attributes are phytoplankton (specifically phycotoxin producing) species composition, biovolumes and abundance. The sampling and data is important for monitoring potential health risks for consumers from biotoxins in the musselfarm/aquaculture processes.
Start date2000-06-18
End date2016-12-05

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatText or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useODC-By
Link to dataset after processing by data centre


Latitude north boundary58.5
Longitude east boundary11.63
Latitude south boundary58.2
Longitude west boundary11.3
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaSkagerrak

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePhytoplankton and microphytobenthos
ParameterPhytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Data quality processing informationData analyses and quality control has been performed by an phytoplankton expert (Ann-Turi Skjevik) according to an established workflow in an accredited lab at SMHI.

Process information

Submitting organisationSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Submission identifier (UUID)4ccf08be-61db-49a1-a8b9-de0cebafc99e
Date of dataset creation2018-11-16
Date of metadata creation2018-11-16
Date of metadata latest revision2019-03-04
Date of publishing2019-03-04
Date of processed dataset publication2021-10-05
Processing data centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Summary record-ID326