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Metadatabase view - dataset: Phytoplankton and other monitoring data from Lake Vansjø

General information

dataset entry ID:
MARS_06
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Phytoplankton and other monitoring data from Lake Vansjø
dataset short name:
Vansjø
type of dataset (more information):
species (taxonomic group) per site database including environmental information
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
This paper gives an overview of biological and other environmental monitoring data from Lake Vansjø in the Morsa river basin district, South-East Norway. The lake is impacted by eutrophication and has been subject to several nutrient abatement measures. The dataset comprises phytoplankon data at species level from 2005-2015, and water chemistry data from the period 1980-2015.
The dataset is available online from NIVA's web portal AquaMonitor and will be updated regularly with new monitoring data.
science keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Agriculture, Biosphere, Biological Classification, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
keywords:
eutrophication, lake, phytoplankton
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Farming, Biota, Environment, Inland Waters

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Oracle
others/details:
Data are stored in Oracle, can be downloaded to Access and Excel via web interface (in Norwegian)
operating system:
all Windows systems
English
current access level:
web (public)
www.aquamonitor.no/ostfold
others/details:
in Norwegian only
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
no
data in data repository:
no
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
no
update level:
update planned
others/details:
Dataset is updated yearly.
type:
internal description
language:
others/specify
specify:
Norwegian
others/details:
Aggregated data are published in reports by NIBIO (Skarbøvik et al. 2016).
contact details:
metadata contact person:

first, last name:
Sigrid Haande
 
email:
sha@niva.no
institution:
NIVA
address:
Gaustadalleen 21
postal code, city:
0349
 
Oslo
country
Norway
www.niva.no
technical contact person:

Jannicke Moe
 
jmo@niva.no
scientific contact person:

first, last name:
Raoul Couture
 
email:
rmc@niva.no

Intellectual property rights and citation

NIVA
dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Sigrid Haande
contact email:
sha@niva.no
contact institution:
NIVA
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
single
criteria for using this dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but dataset creator/data contributors must be informed prior to publication. Data must be acknowledged and cited correctly.
other/additional criteria:
The data can be downloaded and used, but the contact persons will appreciate an invitation to collaboration on use of the data.
citation of this dataset:
author(s):
NIVA
title:
Data from Lake Vansjø. Accessed at www.aquamonitor.no/ostfold
year:
2015
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Haande S., Moe S. J. & Couture R. M.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Phytoplankton and other monitoring data from Lake Vansjø. Freshwater Metadata Journal 15: 1-8
year:
2016
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2016.15

reference 1:
author(s):
Skarbøvik, E., Haande, S., Bechmann, M. & Skjelbred, B.
title:
Overvåking Vansjø/Morsa 2014-2015. Resultater fra overvåking av innsjøer, elver og bekker i perioden 1. november 2014 - 31. oktober 2015. NIBIO rapport 2; 42 2016. 98 pp. ISBN: 978-82-17-01608-3. http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2385272
year:
2016
reference 2:
author(s):
Couture, R.M., Tominaga, K., Starrfelt, J., Moe, S.J., Kaste, O. & Wright, R.F.
title:
Modelling phosphorus loading and algal blooms in a Nordic agricultural catchment-lake system under changing land-use and climate. Environmental science. Processes & impacts 16, 1588-1599.
year:
2014
doi:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3em00630a
reference 3:
author(s):
Haande, S., Solheim, A., Moe, J., Brænden, R.
title:
Klassifisering av økologisk tilstand i elver og innsjøer i Vannområde Morsa iht. Vanndirektivet. (Classification of ecologial status in rivers and lakes in river basin Morsa according to the Water Framework Directive). NIVA report no. 6166-2011. http://hdl.handle.net/11250/215455
year:
2011
reference 4:
author(s):
Moe, S. Jannicke, S. Haande & Couture, R.M.
title:
Climate change, cyanobacteria blooms and ecological status of lakes: a Bayesian network approach. Ecological Modelling (accepted).
year:
2016

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
scale of the dataset:
catchment
continents:
Europe
southernmost latitude [°]:
59.344259
northernmost latitude [°]:
59.858634
westernmost longitude [°]:
10.660904
easternmost longitude [°]:
11.130339
        
minimum altitude:
59
 
metres
maximum altitude:
136
 
metres
Europe: Norway
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
 
Europe:
Northern Baltic Drainages
Fenno-Scandian Shield (ER22)
ecosystem type:
lakes/ponds
1980
 
year to:
2015
comments:
Data from rivers (River Hobøl) are not included in this dataset, but can be made available upon request.

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DMS
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
site coding available:
yes
alphanumerical
number of digits:
4
example:
VAN1
number of sites:
<100
2
comments:
2 lake sites: Basin Storefjorden (VAN1) and Basin Vanemfjorden (VAN2).
In addition, several river sites are monitored (data can be made available upon request).

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
available per:
per site
others:
Data can be downloaded from eklima.met.no, station Rygge (station 17150)
available parameters:
mean annual temperature January, July
data source:
www.met.no
available parameters:
mean annual temperature for each month
data source:
www.met.no
available parameters:
minimal, maximal and mean winter and summer temperatures
data source:
www.met.no
available parameters:
daily air temperatures
data source:
www.met.no
available parameters:
mean annual precipitation
data source:
www.met.no
available parameters:
winter and summer precipitation
data source:
www.met.no
available parameters:
mean discharge
data source:
www.nve.no
environmental data:
available parameters per catchment:
catchment size
available parameters per catchment:
catchment geology
available parameters per catchment:
catchment land cover/land use
available parameters per catchment:
population density
available parameters per catchment:
presence of barriers/dams/reservoirs (fragmentation)
available parameters per catchment:
hydrological regime/flow regime
available parameters per site:
catchment land use upstream of sampling site
available parameters per site:
catchment land use along a buffer strip (100m width on both sides) upstream (10km) of the sampling site
available parameters per site:
river length
available parameters per site:
altitude
available parameters per site:
hydrological regime/flow regime
available parameters per site:
discharge
available parameters per site:
maximum depth
available parameters per site:
mean depth
comments:
Most environmental data are available from this source:
Skarbøvik, E. & Bechmann, M. 2010. Some characteristics of the Vansjø-Hobøl (Morsa) Catchment. Bioforsk report. 5 128. 44 pp. ISBN: 978-82-17-00689-3. http://www.bioforsk.no/ikbViewer/Content/100558/Bioforsk_Report_128_2010_Morsa_Catchment.pdf
More information (in Norwegian): Skarbøvik, E., Haande, S., Bechmann, M. & Skjelbred, B. 2016. Overvåking Vansjø/Morsa 2014-2015. Resultater fra overvåking av innsjøer, elver og bekker i perioden 1. november 2014 - 31. oktober 2015. NIBIO rapport 2; 42 2016. 98 pp. ISBN: 978-82-17-01608-3. http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2385272
physico-chemistry data:
total P, ortho P, total dissolved P, nitrate, total N, ammonium, sulphate, labile aluminium, calcium, alkalinity, TOC (total organic carbon), oxygen content, water temperature, pH, chlorophyll, colour, Secci disc depth, thermocline depth, suspended solids
other physico-chemical parameters:
Water temperature, SiO2.
availability of physico-chemical data, if there is more than one sample per site:
per sample
reference sites available:
no
available stressor types:
stressorrestored sites availabledata before/after restoration availablestressor gradient availablecomments
eutrophication
yes
yes
yes
 
hydromorphological degradation
no
no
no
 
organic pollution
    
toxic stress
no
no
no
 
general degradation
no
no
no
 
thermal stress
no
no
no
 

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling; specify project:
Surveillance monitoring by NIVA
organism group addressed:
phytoplankton
comments:
Data on macrophytes and fish are available only for a few years and have not been yet included in the dataset, but can be made available.

Sample specifications/sample resolution

phytoplankton

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2005 - 2015
historical data:
yes
season:
spring, summer, autumn
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
bi-weekly
time series data:
yes
taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
100
comments:
Phytoplankton data grouped by class are available online on www.aquamonitor.no/ostfold. Original data on species level can be obtained upon request.
Data on total phytoplankton biomass and selected groups are available from earlier years, but not online.
taxonomic coding:
The database uses the taxonomic code RUBIN, which is not international. All taxonomic information can be obtained upon request.
RUBIN code
APHA FLO
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
no
200
Sampling: Norwegian Standard (NS-9459) Analyse: Norwegian Standard (NS-EN 15204)
NS-9459:2004: Water quality - Guidance on sampling of phytoplankton from lakes and reservoirs NS-EN 15204:2006: Water quality - Guidance standard on the enumeration of phytoplankton using inverted microscopy (Utermöhl technique)
Integrated sample from the profundal, representing the euphotic zone of the lake.
Profundal, integrated sample from 0-4 meters.

Other specifications

GIS layers, shapes related to the dataset:
catchments, river-sub-basins
others (specify):
More GIS layers are probably available, but not included in this dataset.
yes
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
Sampling and biological and chemical analyses followed standard procedures and Norwegian Standards.
Direktoratsgruppa (2013). Klassifisering av miljøtilstand i vann. Økologisk og kjemisk klassifiseringssystem for kystvann, grunnvann, innsjøer og elver. Veileder 02: 2013. Utgitt av Direktoratsgruppa for gjennomføring av Vanndirektivet. 263 pp. (In Norwegian)
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