LifeWatch observatory data: zooplankton observations by imaging (ZooScan) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea

In the framework of the Lifewatch marine observatory a number of fixed stations on the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS) are visited on a monthly or seasonal basis using the RV Simon Stevin. A grid of nine stations covers the coastal zone and are sampled monthly. Eight additional stations, located further at sea, are sampled on a seasonal basis.

This dataset contains zooplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS) since 2012.

Zooplankton is sampled by vertical WP2 net tows, samples scanned with ZooScanner and identification with plankton analyser software, followed by manual validation.

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee
Publication Year 2024
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (0.748W, 50.102S, 3.969E, 52.119N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-07-24T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2024-04-15T00:00:00Z