Benthic habitat condition (MSFD)

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This dataset is part of the 2018 Belgian submission for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) linked to descriptor 6, criterion 5. It comprises three datasets used to assess the sea floor integrity for ensuring a proper functioning of the ecosystem.The dataset on the study of the fauna associated with cobble fields (hard substrates) describes the gravel analysis performed in the Belgian part of the North Sea between 2015 and 2017. Information on the location, date and procedure used for the sediment sampling is provided as well as the description of species found in the samples.The occurrence of important benthic species. The status of benthic habitats (soft substrates).

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Source https://data.europa.eu/data/datasets/bmdc-be-dataset-2026?locale=en
Last Updated October 25, 2021, 16:33 (UTC)
Created October 19, 2021, 13:36 (UTC)
Access level Public
Data timespan 2015-2017
Geographical area Belgium
Language English
Organization Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (Belgium)