Evaluation of proposed common standards for benthos monitoring in the Arctic-Atlantic – pilot study in Greenland (INAMon).
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Blicher, Martin E.
Hammeken Arboe, Nanette
Pages31pp. & Appendices
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In 2015, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources realized a concept for long-term and large-scale monitoring of marine bottom-living invertebrate fauna (benthos) in the Arctic-Atlantic as part of the international research project, Initiating North-Atlantic Benthos Monitoring (INAMon) (Blicher et al. 2015). The initiative was, first of all, motivated by a large gap in knowledge about the benthic ecosystem in the Arctic in general, and about the influence of climate, trawling, oil exploitation and other potential anthropogenic and natural drivers. However, the high cost of benthos studies using conventional methods, and limited financial, logistic and scientific capacities have prevented most Arctic nations to address these gaps in knowledge on the relevant geographical and temporal scales. Therefore, a main goal of INAMon was to develop a cost-efficient approach to benthos monitoring, realistic to be implemented across the Arctic. A “trawl bycatch-program” was integrated on nation.....
PublisherPinngortitaleriffik, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Series;NrGreenland Institute of Natural Resources Technical Report;105
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
Spatial CoverageGreenland waters
CitationBlicher, M.E. and Hammeken Arboe, N. (2017) Evaluation of common standards for benthos monitoring in the Arctic-Atlantic – pilot study in Greenland (INAMon). Nauk, Greenland, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, 31pp + supplementary appendix. (Greenland Institute of Natural Resources Technical Report nr. 105). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1715
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