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De Beers Marine Namibia Benthic Monitoring Programme
Steffani, N; Pulfrich, A. (2013). De Beers Marine Namibia Benthic Monitoring Programme. Dataset published by AfrOBIS; consulted via iOBIS

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Beschikbaarheid: Creative Commons License Deze dataset valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.

Nota: De Beers Marine Namibia kindly allowed the data to be made public. The data are and remain property of De Beers Marine Namibia. The scientists involved in the collection of these datasets should be acknowledged, and a citation to the dataset (similar to the one suggested in this metadata record) should be included in any analysis or other work that makes substantial use of these data.

De Beers Marine Namibia undertake marine diamond mining to depths of 130 m offshore of southern Namibia using remote mining tools. As part of their mining licence agreement with the Government of Namibia, De Beers Marine Namibia have undertaken a number of baseline and impact monitoring surveys with the view to quantitatively assessing the direct and indirect effects of deep-water marine mining on benthic macrofaunal communities, and to monitor post-mining recovery. Benthic grab samples were collected from both mined and unmined sites in 2005 - 2008 and 2011, using a Van Veen grab. Macrofauna was identified, and abundance and biomass determined. The data were made available to AfrOBIS as a series of Excel sheets. At AfrOBIS, the data were quality-controlled and transformed to comply with the Darwin Core/OBIS Schema. Funds for data operations were kindly provided by the Census of Marine Life International Cosmos Prize Fund, through a grant to Rutgers University.

Biologie > Benthos
Marien/Kust, PSW, Namibia, Animalia

Geografische spreiding
PSW, Namibia [Marine Regions]

Spreiding in de tijd
2005 - 2011

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]

Voorkomen van soorten

Bijdrage door
Pisces Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd, meerdata creator

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Gepubliceerd in:
AfrOBIS: African Ocean Biodiversity Information System, meer

Dataset status: Afgelopen
Data type: Data
Data oorsprong: Monitoring: veldonderzoek
Metadatarecord aangemaakt: 2015-02-24
Informatie laatst gewijzigd: 2015-02-24
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