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ARMS-MBON data on long-term monitoring and biodiversity assessment of invasive and indigenous hard-bottom communities
Obst, M.; Pavloudi, C.; Gerovasileiou, V.; Exter, K.; Department of Marine Sciences; Faculty of Science. University of Gothenburg: Sweden; Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research: Greece; Flanders Marine Institute: Belgium; (2020): ARMS-MBON data on long-term monitoring and biodiversity assessment of invasive and indigenous hard-bottom communities.
Contact: Obst, Matthias ;

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ARMS-MBON is a network of more than 25 partners who deploy Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) settlement units in the vicinity of marine stations and Long-term Ecological Research sites in European coastal waters and Ant/arctica. After a few months the units are brought up, and visual, photographic, and genetic assessments are made of the lifeforms that settled on them. This record contains the continuously-updated dataset describing and linking to the event, omics, visual, and photographic data and the documentation. more

The ARMS-MBON data will be used to assess the status of, and changes in, the hard-bottom communities of these near-coast environments. This project began in 2018 with a test year, and is still continuing, although it will soon be merged into EMBRC's EMO-BON project. The data here is a spreadsheet containing: the event metadata; links to the run accession numbers for the sequences archived in ENA; and (to come) links to the images and visual observations made during each sampling event by each partner. This data is continuously updated as new events are completed, new sequences are added to ENA, and new image data are created. This current version (Oct 2022) contains only the event and sequence metadata for all events for which there are sequences in ENA, for events from 2018 until 2020. More data and all documentation can be found on the ARMS-MBON GitHub repository (see links).

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
ASSEMBLEPlus Joint Research Activity 1, Benthic communities, Biodiversity, Genomics, Invasive species, Long-term changes, Abra de Bilbao, ANE, British Isles, England, Plymouth Sound, ANE, Denmark, Limfjorden, ANE, France, Brittany, Morlaix Bay, ANE, Sweden, Gotland, Tjarno, Belgian part of the North Sea, Costa da Vela, Isfjorden, ISW, Aqaba Gulf, Karlsoyvaer, MED, Greece, Crete, Heraklion, Nordre Älvs Estuarium, Sälöfjorden, Tapelsåsen-Lindöviken-Heimlax, Zatoka Pucka

Geographical coverage
Abra de Bilbao [Marine Regions]
ANE, British Isles, England, Plymouth Sound [Marine Regions]
ANE, Denmark, Limfjorden [Marine Regions]
ANE, France, Brittany, Morlaix Bay [Marine Regions]
ANE, Sweden, Gotland, Tjarno [Marine Regions]
Belgian part of the North Sea [Marine Regions]
Costa da Vela [Marine Regions]
Isfjorden [Marine Regions]
ISW, Aqaba Gulf [Marine Regions]
Karlsoyvaer [Marine Regions]
MED, Greece, Crete, Heraklion [Marine Regions]
Nordre Älvs Estuarium [Marine Regions]
Sälöfjorden [Marine Regions]
Tapelsåsen-Lindöviken-Heimlax [Marine Regions]
Zatoka Pucka [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
18 April 2018 - 8 June 2020

University of Gothenburg; Faculty of Science, more
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Child dataset:
ARMS 2018 dataset on long-term monitoring and biodiversity assessment of invasive and indigenous hard-bottom communities, more

ASSEMBLE+: Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded, more
EMBRC: European Marine Biological Resource Centre

Based on this dataset
van Berkel, D. (2022). Early detection and diversity of benthic alien species along the northeast Atlantic Ocean coastline. MSc Thesis. Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg/Marine Animal Ecology: Göteborg/Wageningen. 14 pp., more
Axberg, A. (2021). Comparing genetic methods: Detecting and monitoring non-indigenous species. MSc Thesis. Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg: Göteborg. 35 pp., more
Obst, M. et al. (2020). A Marine Biodiversity Observation Network for genetic monitoring of hard-bottom communities (ARMS-MBON). Front. Mar. Sci. 7: 572680., more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Release date: 2022-10-26
Metadatarecord created: 2022-10-26
Information last updated: 2023-03-29
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