Details of MEP-NSW Benthic communities


Dataset identification

Title of datasetMEP-NSW Benthic communities
Narrative summary of datasetHard substrate benthic communities at offshore wind park turbines poles
Summary of processing methodologyVideo footage, pictures and samples collected by commercial divers were used to describe the hard substrate communities on the monopiles and the rocks of the scour protection layers of the selected turbines (both qualitative and quantitative). Samples of the monopiles were collected at five different depths (intertidal zone, 2, 5, 10 and 15 metres of seawater) and at both the northern and southern side of the monopile using a putty-knife. Samples of organisms present on the rocks of the scour protection layer were taken by collecting several small rocks and bringing these to the surface.
Supporting documentation
Project/programmeMonitoring Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee
Start date2008-02-19
End date2009-02-19

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameNoordzeeWind BV
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset
Organisation nameRijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and Environment
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset
Organisation nameDeltares
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameBureau Waardenburg BV
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatDelimited
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC0 1.0


Latitude north boundary52.614183932921
Longitude east boundary4.4323973761108
Latitude south boundary52.602404447933
Longitude west boundary4.4140296087768
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaNorth Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeOther biological measurements
ParameterFauna abundance per unit area of the bed
Platform typediver
Data quality processing informationQuality procedures have been applied by the originator (Bureau Waardenburg), and the data holder (check taxonomic names against WoRMS).

Process information

Submitting organisationDeltares
Submission identifier (UUID)065a8924-ec3a-4c82-9549-7081238f3fc0
Date of dataset creation2019-01-21
Date of metadata creation2019-01-21
Date of metadata latest revision2019-03-14
Date of publishing2019-03-15
Processing data centreDeltares
Summary record-ID371