During the autumn of 2015, AquaBiota will carry out a national collection and compilation of marine species data on behalf of the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. Part of the work comprises an assessment of the suitability of the collected data to be used for modeling purposes in a planned mapping of the Swedish marine environment. AquaBiota will review data already available at data host but also collect and review other data. Priority data will be added to data bases and be submitted to data host if possible for the current data type.
The aim is to facilitate availability of biological data for all stakeholders. The collection comprises surveys where vegetation, benthic fauna, fish recruitment areas, fish, birds and mammals has been studied. AquaBiota has employed 3 persons during a 4 month period, Stefan Skoglund and Viktor Thunell (picture) and Maj Persson, to carry out the data compilation.