Sampling event


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Spatial and temporal project data (EVENT DATA) from 280 marine sampling events. Marine benthic invertebrates were collected during annual summer period cruises 1950-1953 with research vessel R/V “G.M. Dannevig”. The sampling effort was organised by the Natural History Museum in Oslo. The cruises covered Norwegian coastal areas from the mouth of the Oslofjord to Kvitsøy on the west coast.

This dataset is deliberately published WITHOUT OCCURRENCES. The collected invertebrate material was to be made available for revisions by specialists. It was further intended that the collections should form a core material for a series of publications on Nordic marine fauna named ‘Marine Invertebrates of Scandinavia (MIOS)’. Ten volumes were published, but the original idea of a series covering more than 40 systematic groups was never completed.

The collected material was deposited in the invertebrate collections of the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo. Parts of the material has not yet been registered. Parts has been registered but is still to be digitised (status per 2018). It will be published in GBIF as occurrence files which will be linked to these datasets using the corresponding eventID. So far, occurrence data of several polychaete families have been published:

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 280 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Event (core)

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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 65f31196-9c76-49fd-9ff1-1b8394091092.  University of Oslo publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Samplingevent; marine benthic invertebrates; southern Norwegian Coast; 1950s; Samplingevent

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats data mobilization grants 2015 UTF-8 HTML
Dannevig-collections sampling stations 1950-1953, field diary UTF-8 PDF


Marit E. Christiansen
Torkild Bakken
  • Author
Head of department of natural history
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU University Museum
Jon A. Kongsrud
  • Author
Senior Engineer
University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen
Eivind Oug
  • Author
Senior Research Scientist
Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Region South
Jon Lilletunsvei 3
NO-4879 Grimstad
Kristine Dobbe
  • Author
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Ann-Helen Rønning
  • Metadata Provider
  • Author
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Head engineer
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
PO box 1172 Blindern
0318 Oslo

Geographic Coverage

Norwegian coastal areas from the mouth of the Oslofjord to Kvitsøy on the south west coast.

Bounding Coordinates South West [57.839, 5.067], North East [59.239, 10.609]

Taxonomic Coverage

bentic marine invertebrates

Kingdom Animalia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1950-07-10 / 1953-08-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Mapping of marine benthic invertebrates in the Oslofjord and the Skagerrak: sampling data of museum collections from 1950–1955 and from recent investigations
Funding The sampling and the employment of Marit E. Christiansen and Bengt O. Christiansen (1951–55) were funded by the former Norwegian Council for Science and the Humanities. The geo- referencing and digitalization of sampling stations were funded by GBIF Norway (to Kristine Dobbe). We are indebted to the late Professor Christoffer Schander, University of Bergen, for organizing the Bioskag project. We thank Petter Baardsen, Institute of Marine Research, for locating the ship’s logbooks from R/V GM Dannevig, and Jon-Arne Sneli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, for information on sampling gear. Katrine Kongshavn, University Museum of Bergen, assisted in preparing maps, and Christian Svindseth GBIF Norway helped with the GBIF repository. This study was in part funded by the Norwegian Taxonomy Initiative through the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre for the project ‘Polyskag: Polychaetes in coastal areas of the Skagerrak – from early natural history to current needs of knowledge’ (project number 70184216). data mobilization grants 2015,

The personnel involved in the project:

Ann-Helen Rønning
  • Point Of Contact

Sampling Methods

Most of the samples were collected using triangular, Agassiz and lightweight dredges.

Study Extent Marine bentic sampling data from Oslofjord to Kvitsøy in Rogaland on the Norwegian west coast with two sampling programmes undertaken in the period 1950 to 1955.

Method step description:

  1. See Oug et al (2015) DOI:10.5324/fn.v35i0.1944 for details.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Oug E, Christiansen ME, Dobbe K, Rønning A-H, Bakken T, and Kongsrud JA (2015). Mapping of marine benthic invertebrates in the Oslofjord and the Skagerrak: sampling data of museum collections from 1950-1955 and from recent investigations. Fauna Norvegica 35: 35-45. DOI:10.5324/fn.v35i0.1944
  2. Christiansen ME and Christiansen BO. Dannevig-collections sampling stations 1950-1953, field diary.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 65f31196-9c76-49fd-9ff1-1b8394091092