AquaBiota has large experience from inventories of infauna (animals living in sediments of the ocean floor, river or lake beds). Methods used includes grab and core samplers as well as benthic sledge. Inventories are generally performed according to Swedish or HELCOM guidelines for environmental monitoring of sediment fauna. We have also used specially adapted methods in research as well as large scale mapping projects.
The purpose of the methods is to describe the occurrence and abundance of all infaunal species. The results are thoroughly quality controlled before presentation in report form and are made available in the national database for marine surveys when appropriate.
For us at AquaBiota security is a priotiry and we always follow the Swedish Work Environment Authority’s provisions.