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BB12 - Plankton diversity index (PH3)

FieldDescriptionValidated Entry
[Table title]Name of monitoring programmePlankton diversity index (PH3)
[ProgrammeDescription]Description of the monitoring programmeMonitoring of phytoplankton diversity (at a taxonomic level) is carried out mainly by sampling in coastal surface waters of fixed stations sampled at a wekkly to monthly frequency. Taxonomical data from CPR, representing mainly the bigger fraction of phytoplankton but also mostly zooplankton data.
[OtherPoliciesConventions]Monitoring for other Union legislation or international agreements that contributes to the programme.OSP-CEMP
[Contracting Parties monitoring]

Which other countries are involved in practical implementation of this monitoring programme, and what is the degree of cooperation.

Common monitoring strategy (spatial and temporal design of programme)
[Contracting Parties supplying data] DK, FR
[Contracting Parties with an "opt out"]  
[Temporal scope]Start (and end) date of the programme.1987 - 9999
[Spatial scope]Spatial coverage of the programme according to the jurisdictional zones of marine waters.Coastal waters (WFD)
Territorial waters
EEZ (or similar, e.g. Contiguous Zone, Fishing Zone, Ecological Protection Zone)
[Aggregation of Data]At which scale can the data from the sub-programme be aggregated for environmental assessments? 
[MarineReportingUnit]Area(s) where the programme takes place.marineSubregion

[Monitoring Purpose]

Purpose of the programme aimed at collecting data and information.Environmental state and impacts
[MonitoringType]Type of monitoring (in-situ, remote sensing, etc.).In-situ sampling coastal
In-situ sampling offshore
[Indicator Metric]Feature(s) monitored (ecosystem components, pressures, activities).SppAll
[Elements]Element(s) monitored (e.g. species, habitats, contaminants).Zooplankton communities
Zooplankton communities - gelatinous
Phytoplankton communities
[Element Monitored] Biological feature: A description of the biological communities associated with the water column habitats
[Parameter Measured]Parameter(s) monitored.ABU
[Monitoring Guidelines/Monitoring Method in place]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.OTH
[MonitoringMethodOther]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.Use of existing monitoring programme, which employ various sampling and analysis methodologies
[Quality Assurance Procedures in Place]In addition to a specified method, is there any additional Quality Assurance used?Yes for REPHY/in process for PHYTOBS (RESOMAR)
[Quality Control]What type of Quality Control is used?Other
[Data submission Frequency (and deadline)]Frequency of the monitoringYearly
[Applicable MSFD GES Criteria]Indicator(s) to which the programme contributes.D1C6
[Data Depository]Link to where monitoring data can be accessed (Art. 19(3)Pelagos (RESOMAR) data base ( )
Quadrige² IFREMER database ( )
[Data Custodian] Depending on monitoring network considered
[Assessment Guidelines] Technical specification/ Testing report PH3
[Assessment tools available] In process, already shortlisted for some time series
[Nature of data] Microscopic count data
BB12 - Plankton diversity index (PH3)