Greenland Marine Benthos Survey

Updated 2012-08-28

To establish a modern, comprehensive checklist and database of the marine, benthic macrofauna in Greenland territorial waters from the shore to 1000 m depth Main gaps: Lack of recent field monitoring programmes. Missing data from the northernmost and very few data from south-eastern coastal stretches and adjoining marine territory. Too few recent fauna monitoring programs in the whole area.

Time frame

Project time span
2003 -
Data collection
2003 -
Data processing
2003 -
Data reporting
2003 -

Contact information

Contact person
- -
Tom Schi√łtte

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
Greenland EEZ

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

The survey uses literature data as its primary source, supplemented with unpublished data from members of the network. By continuing to monitor new data as they become available the database will reflect changes in the fauna.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

This is expected at some point in the future to be placed with DanBIF and GBIF. Networks: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) (GBIF)

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