Details of GENIALG - WP6.1 Abiotic Dataset_Sediments


Dataset identification

Title of datasetGENIALG - WP6.1 Abiotic Dataset_Sediments
Narrative summary of datasetPart of Deliverable 6.1 of GENIALG Project. Datasets used for parametrisation of models and evaluation of seaweed farm environmental footprint. Sediment samples collected using van veen grabs and analysed for granulometry and organic matter content. Locations and dates indicated on dataset. Records obtained at Ventry Harbour test farm between September 2017 and April 2019 during GENIALG project (project ID: 727892, GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative Macro-ALGal biorefinery, GENIALG was funded by the European Union Horizon2020 programme. The remit of the work was assessing the environmental footprint and ecosystem services provided by seaweed aquaculture in Europe to provide best practice advice to industry.
Summary of processing methodologySediment samples collected on location and dates indicated on dataset using 0.025m2 van veen grab (2l). Samples frozen and defrosted before processing. Particle size analysis conducted using particle size laser analyser (Malversizer 3000) in NUIG. Organic matter content calculated using loss on ignition method. PSA data exported from Malversizer application using Gradistat. All data compiled as xlsx file in Excel.
Start date2019-09-07
End date2020-04-09

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameRyan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset
Organisation nameGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Role of organisationPublisher

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatDatabase
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0


Latitude north boundary52.117371635524
Longitude east boundary-10.340959792822
Latitude south boundary52.108674629765
Longitude west boundary-10.362417464941
Sea areaNortheast Atlantic Ocean (40W)

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeHabitat
Macroalgae and seagrass
Rock and sediment physical properties
ParameterSediment grain size parameters
Concentration of organic matter in sediments
Instrument typesediment grabs
Instrument nameVan Veen grab
Instrument typebench particle sizers
Instrument nameMalvern Mastersizer 3000/3000E laser diffraction particle size analyser

Process information

Submitting organisationGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Submission identifier (UUID)5e0bf483-1e64-4078-8dbf-160f664103d3
Date of dataset creation2021-07-16
Date of metadata creation2021-07-16
Date of metadata latest revision2022-01-26
Date of publishing2022-02-11
Processing data centreMarine Institute
Summary record-ID995