Sampling event

Meroplankton in Isfjorden 2016 to 2017

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## Methods ### Study area This dataset is the result of a sampling program in Isfjorden on the west coast of Spitsbergen, Svalbard. ### Time coverage The sampling was conducted in 2016 and 2017, with one sampling per season; summer and autumn in 2016 and winter and spring in 2017. ### Sampling 50 sea water samples were collected at two stations named "n1" and "s2". On each sampling date three sampling protocols were used: - a fine net deployed horizontally by a diver (100 µm mesh) - a specialized water pump (hoover/vacuum, 100 µm) deployed at a certain depth - vertical plankton net tows (WP2-net, 65 µm). Both the diver's net and vacuum pump sampled from 6 and 12 meters depth at each station, while the WP2-net sampled from 50 to 0 meters and from 12 to 0 meters depth. For station "s2", the sampling at 6 meters with a diver's net and vacuum pump was carried out in the autumn of 2017 and not together with the other sampling that occurred in the autumn of 2016. ## Taxonomy The dataset was analysed using image analysis software (Ecotaxa) with subsequent expert validation. ## Data ## This dataset is built using a [fully automated processing pipeline](, using the [ecotaxa-occurrences]( ## Processing This dataset contains two Darwin Core distributions - dwc-ndjson: Newline separated JSON (NDJSON) - dwc-a: Darwin Core archive (TSV/XML) command line tool. Input data: [EcoTaxa raw data for project 818](, published at @todo GBIF [Meroplankton in Isfjorden 2016 to 2017 – Darwin Core]( (v1.5.0-pre) is published by [Akvaplan-niva]( under a [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License]( GBIF ID: Version: 1.5.0-pre Built: 2021-04-23T10:20:20.011Z Akvaplan-niva. (2021). Meroplankton in Isfjorden 2016 to 2017 – raw data from EcoTaxa project 818 [Data set]. Zenodo.

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Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [78.19, 14.78], North East [78.38, 15.15]

Project Data


Title Akvaplan-niva: Zooplankton
Identifier CESP2019-004

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Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e697326b-48d3-44ee-8b8d-0c9ee26c16d7