Pelagic habitat condition (MSFD)

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This dataset is part of the Belgian submission for the 2018 Marine Strategic Framework Directive (MSFD) and reports on descriptor 1, criterion 6. This dataset describes the soft benthos analysis performed in the Belgian part of the North Sea between 2010 and 2016. Information on the location, date and procedure used for the sediment sampling is povided as well as the description of the species found in the samples. Based on this dataset, the Belgian MSFD reporting concluded that the benthic habitat quality is clearly lower in areas where a certain activity interferes with the environment in an intensive way.

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Last Updated October 25, 2021, 16:33 (UTC)
Created October 19, 2021, 13:36 (UTC)
Access level Public
Data timespan 2010-2016
Geographical area Belgium
Language English
Organization Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (Belgium)