Sampling event
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Spatial and temporal data (EVENT DATA) from a total of 50 samples of marine benthic invertebrates from three sampling project periods: 22 sampling localities in coastal waters from Grimstad to Sandefjord on the south coast of Norway collected in May 2011 with research vessel R/V “Sea Master”. 10 sampling localities from the Oslofjord collected in October 2011 with research vessel R/V “Trygve Braarud”. 18 sampling localities from the Oslofjord near Drøbak collected in October 2014 with research vessel R/V “Bjørn Føyn”.

This dataset is deliberately published WITHOUT OCCURRENCES. The dataset describes collaborative collecting efforts during marine expeditions. The collected material is deposited in the national university museum collections in Norway. Many of the museum specimens are not yet digitized (status per 2018) but will be linked to these datasets using the corresponding eventID when they are published in GBIF.

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

Geographic Coverage

Coastal areas of southern Norway from Grimstad to Sandefjord, Oslofjord.

Bounding Coordinates South West [58.336, 8.597], North East [59.896, 10.64]

Taxonomic Coverage

bentic marine invertebrates

Kingdom Animalia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-05-26 / 2014-10-22

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). GBIF.no data mobilization grants 2015, http://www.gbif.no/news/2015/data-mobilization-grants-2015.html

The personnel involved in the project:

Ann-Helen Rønning
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Sampling Methods

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

Study Extent Marine bentic sampling data from coastal areas of southern Norway from Grimstad to Sandefjord and Oslofjord with two sampling programmes undertaken in the period May 2011 to October 2014.

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 https://doi.org/10.5324/fn.v35i0.1944

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Alternative Identifiers 66bcafab-db85-4d27-ab12-ef6cd9e19089