Barents Sea Marine Ecosystem

Updated 2001-04-10

This study aims at reconstructing the Barents Sea marine ecosystem before the exploitation by man. This reconstruction will be made by using the existing archival resources on catch statistics from the 17th to 19th centuries in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom, in combination with the present knowledge an animal behaviour and food web structure. Fieldwork is planned in two former hunting areas in Spitsbergen: the Smeerenburgfjord and the Storfjord to study both the structure of the recent marine ecosystem and the composition, size and dating of the recent bird rookeries. This information in combination with the historical data will be used to reconstruct the original ecosystem.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
not specified
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
L. Hacquebord
Address
Arctic Centre University of Groningen P.O. Box 716 9700 AS Groningen Netherlands
Phone
+31 50 3636834
Fax
+31 50 3634900
Email
ln.gur.tel@drobeuqcah.l
Other project contacts
Visiting address: Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 Groningen

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine mammals
Seabirds

Geography

Regions studied
Barents Sea
Svalbard
Other areas
Smeerenburgfjord, Storfjord, Spitsbergen

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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