Benthic infaunal abundance and biomass from Belfast Lough dredge disposal monitoring operations 2017 and 2018

This dataset contains information on benthic infaunal abundance & biomass from sediment grabs off the Copeland Islands in Belfast Lough in late 2017 and early 2018 on the RV Corystes. This survey was carried out to describe the species and seabed habitats within a 0.5NM buffer zone of a dredge disposal site. The survey was carried out pre operation to allow the potential impacts to be investigated. Particle size analysis (PSA) and Carbon & Nitrogen analysis were also carried out on the sediments from the grab samples. All grab samples contained fauna species and sediment classification was carried out on all samples. This dataset also contains information on the SACFOR abundance and associated infaunal habitat in Belfast Lough in late 2017 and early 2018 as part of the post operation survey. This survey was carried out on the RV Corystes using a dropframe fitted with HD video camera, halogen lights, strip and point lazers for scaling, USBL, GoPro.

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute; APEM Ltd; Belfast Harbour; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Ulster Wildlife; University of Ulster
Publication Year 2023
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (-5.506W, 54.749S, -5.473E, 54.760N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-10-23T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-01-22T00:00:00Z