Phytoplankton composition, biomass and abundance in Estonian territorial waters 1993-2016

The dataset contains abundance and biomass for different taxonomical units of phytoplankton (from phylum to species, according to identification accuracy) sampled from Estonian open and coastal waters in the Baltic Sea. Samples are collected with Ferrybox method (sampling depth appr. 5m) or by pooling samples from discrete depths (1, 5 and 10m) in national monitoring stations. Phytoplankton identification and enumeration was carried out using microscopy, biomass calculations were done using volume formulas provided by HELCOM-PEG (phytoplankton expert group) and published in (PEG BIOVOLUME).

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Tallinn University of Technology; Tallinn University of Technology; Marine Systems Institute; University of Tartu; Estonian Marine Institute
Publication Year 2022
OpenAccess true
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Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (-180.000W, -90.000S, 180.000E, 90.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1994-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z