Data from: Marine fouling assemblages on offshore gas platforms in the southern North Sea: effects of depth and distance from shore on biodiversity

  • Tim van der Stap (Creator)
  • Joop Coolen (Creator)
  • H.J. Lindeboom (Creator)



This data was collected to determine whether the composition and the abundance of species assemblages changes with depth and along a distance from shore gradient. The species assemblage on offshore gas platforms in the Dutch part of the North Sea was inventoried using ROV inspection footage. The dataset contains observations of 11 species on 5 of these platforms.
Date made available2016
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Geographical coverageNorth Sea, Netherlands


  • Offshore platform
  • species assemblages
  • depth
  • distance from shore
  • detectability
  • epifauna
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles
  • artificial reef

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