Zooplankton monitoring in the Norwegian Sea

Updated 2000-11-21

Monitor the abundances of zooplankton at two transects along the coast 4-8 times a year, and in the Norwegian Sea in May and July-August

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

Temperature, Salinity, Phytoplankton, and nutrients are monitored in addition to the zooplankton

Time frame

Project time span
1993 -
Data collection
1993 - 2000
Data processing
1993 - 2000
Data reporting
1993 - 2000

Contact information

Contact person
Bjørnar Ellertsen
Institute of Marine Research P.O.Box 1870 Nordnes N-5817 Bergen Norway
+47 55 23 84 84
+47 55 23 85 84
Other project contacts
Webjørn Melle, Inst. Mar. Res.

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Seawater/suspended particulate matter
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Zooplankton, Temperature, Salinity, Phytoplankton, Nutrients


Regions studied
Norwegian Sea

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Stored at Helix Database, Inst.Mar.Res.
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.

Zooplankton samples are splitted; one part for identification and enumeration, on part for biomass measurements (dry weight)

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?

ICES Zooplankton Ecology Working Group ICES Pelagic Fish Working Group

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