Advanced Modelling & Research on Eutrophication & the Structure of coastal planktonic food-webs: mechanisms & modelling (AMORE)

Latest version published by Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences on 7 May 2019 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
The AMORE project contributes to the implementation of an integrated land-coastal zone research methodology to assess and predict the eutrophication level of the coastal North Sea and the associated undesirable effects. The ultimate aim is to reduce the current context of uncertainty in which decisions to counteract the eutrophication of the NS and protect its natural resources are made. Process-level field and laboratory-scale experiments were conducted to improve the basic knowledge on mechanisms through which a change in nutrients (in terms of N:P:Si NO3:NH4 inorganic:organic N ratios) induced modification in the phytoplanktonic community structure and hence the functioning of the whole planktonic food-web. For this the MUMM station 330_a has been monitored for a period of three years.
Publication date:
7 May 2019
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Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 296 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
  • Occurrence 

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GBIF Registration

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Occurrence; modelling; eutrophication; planktonic food webs; nutrients; bloom; Phaeocystis; diatom; zooplankton; North Atlantic Oscillation; North Sea; Belgium


Who created the resource:

M.-H. Daro
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB-ECOL
Christiane Lancelot
Université Libre de Bruxelles - ESA

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Serge Scory
Head of BMDC
Biodiversity and Ecological Data and Information Centre - Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences

Who filled in the metadata:

Thomas Vandenberghe
Data manager
Biodiversity and Ecological Data and Information Centre - Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences

Geographic Coverage

Belgian part of the North Sea (

Bounding Coordinates South West [51.433, 2.808], North East [51.433, 2.808]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Calanoida, Fragilariales, Prymnesiales

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-01-28 / 2000-12-07

Additional Metadata