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Gridded abundance maps of microorganisms from the North Sea
Citation
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ); (2015):Gridded abundance maps of microorganisms from the North Sea; European Marine Observation Data Network (EMODnet) Biology project (www.emodnet-biology.eu), funded by the European Commission’s Directorate - General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE).
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Pictures (5)
Nanoeukaryotes, author: VLIZ, NIOZ
  
Picoeukaryotes, author: VLIZ, NIOZ
  
Bacteria, author: VLIZ, NIOZ
  
Cyanobacteria, author: VLIZ, NIOZ
  
Total viruses, author: VLIZ, NIOZ
  
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Description
These products are a series of gridded abundance maps of microorganisms in the North Sea from 2007-2008 at four different depth ranges. Micro-organisms are vital for the functioning of marine food webs (considered in MSFD descriptor 4) and are the main drivers of the global biogeochemical cycles. This product was developed with DIVA (Data-Interpolating Variational Analysis). Data was provided by NIOZ (C. Brussaard - Brandsma, J.; Martínez Martínez, J.; Slagter, H.A.; Evans, C.; Brussaard, C.P.D. (2013). Microbial biogeography of the North Sea during summer. Biogeochemistry 113(1-3): 119-136. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-012-9783-3 ).

Scope
Themes:
Biology
Keywords:
Marine, ANE, North Sea

Geographical coverage
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2007 - 2008

Contributors
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), more
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator

Publication
Used in this dataset
Brandsma, J. et al. (2013). Microbial biogeography of the North Sea during summer. Biogeochemistry 113(1-3): 119-136. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-012-9783-3, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data products
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-10-07
Information last updated: 2016-10-18
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