Benthic epifauna German Bight (North Sea) since 1999

Samples were collected with a 2-m beam trawl during surveys with the RV "Walther Herwig III" from 1998 to 2011 (with exception of 2001 and 2002). All samples were taken in summer (July/August). The surveys were part of the International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) and covered 24 ICES rectangles (30 x 30 miles) from 53.5 to 56.0 degree N and 3.0 to 8.0 degree E. The study area included the inner German Bight with its shallow West and North Frisian coasts, the deeper Oyster Ground, and the shallow northeastern Dogger Bank. Abundance and biomass of all epibenthic species were recorded.

Download Metadata as EML

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Geographic coverage
Geographic description Extended German Bight (North Sea)
Bounding coordinates
North: 56.0
West: 3.0
East: 8.0
South: 53.5
Temporal coverage
Timestep 1998
Taxonomic coverage
Species All species sampled with the 2m beam trawl were identified to the lowest possible taxon level (mainly species level).
Other info
Last Updated February 10, 2021, 14:21 (UTC)
Created February 10, 2021, 14:21 (UTC)

Responsible parties

Name Ingrid Kröncke
Organization affiliations
Senckenberg am Meer


Name Ingrid Kröncke
Organization affiliations
Senckenberg am Meer

Associated party
Name Ingrid Kröncke

Research data management planning

Data will be stored at (long-term archived) Information still missing

Link to this dataset: