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This dataset includes benthos sampling observations from the AB202 UNIS course. The samples were collected in April 2024, onboard the Helmer Hansen vessel, along the following stations, Isfjorden (ISK), Kongsfjorden (KB3), seep site outside Magdalenafjorden and Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ). The methods chosen to accomplish this work were benthic trawlling and Van Veen grabs. Following the students sorted and identified all the observed organisms to the lowest taxonomic level possible.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Gorseth A O, Torres Reis A, Lauterbach A A I, Siede V (2024). HH_AB202_benthos_2024. Version 1.0. The University Centre in Svalbard. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=ab-202_benthos_2024&v=1.0


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 8ac5c750-2d65-44a8-a4ac-1e565aa0febf.  The University Centre in Svalbard publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Occurrence; Specimen


Ane Oline Gorseth
  • Originator
André Torres Reis
  • Originator
Annkathrin Antje Ingeborg Lauterbach
  • Originator
Veronica Siede
  • Originator
Arunima Sen
  • Point Of Contact
associated professor
Eric Molina
  • Point Of Contact
Nord university

Geographic Coverage

The sampling was conducted in Isfjorden, Kongsfjorden, seep site outside Magdalenafjorden and MIZ

Bounding Coordinates South West [78.315, 9.521], North East [80.002, 15.21]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum Mollusca, Arthropoda, Porifera, Cnidaria, Athropoda, Annelida, Echinodermata

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 0015-10-15 / 0018-10-15

Project Data

No Description available

Title UNIS AB-202 benthos 2024
Identifier https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q118395664

Sampling Methods

Benthic trawl and Van Veen Grabs were the sampling methods used Benthic trawl: duration of approximately 7 minutes Benthos were sorted out and identified Van Veen Grabs: 2 replicates on each of the sites with sieving before sorting Mesh size: 0.5mm

Study Extent Sampling stations: Isfjorden (ISK), Kongsfjorden (KB3), seep site outside Magdalenafjorden, Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) Northwest of Spitzbergen Duration of the fieldwork: 10/04/2024-14/04/2024

Method step description:

  1. After benthic trawling for seven minutes and Van Veen grabs sampling for each station, the students, under the supervision of professors and researchers, sorted and identified all the specimens possible to the smallest taxonomical level possible.

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