Details of MEP-NSW Bivalves


Dataset identification

Title of datasetMEP-NSW Bivalves
Narrative summary of datasetBivalves surveys for the Monitoring and Evaluation Programme of the OWEZ wind park
Summary of processing methodologyField survey on juvenile bivalve densities; date: 8-11 October 2007; vessel: RV POSEIDON (operated by IFM Geomar, Germany); sampling stations: 20 stations in OWEZ and 10 stations in each of the 5 reference areas R2, R3, R4, R5, RL; sampling design: 1 boxcore per station; sampling gear: NIOZ boxcorer, sampling depth 20 cm, sampling diameter 30 cm; sample surface juvenile bivalves: 0.024 m2 (i.e. 3 sub-cores each with diameter 10 cm2 per boxcore); sample depth juvenile bivalves: 5 cm; sorting procedure lab: stacked sieves 1.0, 0.5 and 0.2 mm; following worksheets describes: *number of identified juvenile bivalve species (> 0.5 mm) found per boxcore (0.024m2) and per m2, Station, Date time, species, n bivalves > 0.5 mm per 0.024m2, n bivalves > 0.5 mm per m2.
Project/programmeMonitoring Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee
Start date2007-10-08
End date2007-10-11

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

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2018-03-09
Dataset formatDelimited
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC0 1.0
Link to dataset after processing by data centre


Latitude north boundary52.6999
Longitude east boundary4.5064
Latitude south boundary52.50137
Longitude west boundary4.29355
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaNorth Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeBiota abundance, biomass and diversity
ParameterZoobenthos taxonomy-related counts
Platform typeship

Process information

Submitting organisationDeltares
Submission identifier (UUID)b27d5e81-95be-47d4-b4ec-e70e83236807
Date of dataset creation2007-12-31
Date of metadata creation2017-11-07
Date of metadata latest revision2018-02-27
Date of publishing2018-02-26
Date of processed dataset publication2019-03-31
Processing data centreDeltares
Summary record-ID66