Gridded maps of pelagic ecosystem parameters collected in the Bay of Biscay during the PELGAS integrated survey

Date 2018-01-30
Temporal extent 2000 -2015
Author(s) Doray MathieuORCID1, Huret MartinORCID1, Authier MatthieuORCID2, Duhamel Erwan1, Romagnan Jean-Baptiste1, Dupuy Christine2, Spitz JérômeORCID2, Sanchez FlorenceORCID1, Berger LaurentORCID1, Dorémus Ghislain2, Bourriau Paul1, Grellier Patrick1, Pennors Laurence1, Masse Jacques1, Petitgas Pierre1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer, France
2 : Université de la Rochelle, France
DOI 10.17882/53389
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) pelagic ecosystem, integrated ecosystem monitoring survey, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, ecosystem variability, Bay of Biscay

The Pélagiques Gascogne (PELGAS, Doray et al., 2000) integrated survey aims at assessing the biomass of small pelagic fish and monitoring and studying the dynamics and diversity of the Bay of Biscay pelagic ecosystem in springtime. PELGAS has been conducted within the EU Common Fisheries Policy Data Collection Framework and Ifremer’s Fisheries Information System. The PELGAS survey model has allowed for the establishment of a long-term time-series of spatially-explicit data of the Bay of Biscay pelagic ecosystem since the year 2000. Main sampled components of the targeted ecosystem are: hydrology, phytoplankton, mesozooplankton, fish and megafauna (cetacean and seabirds). This dataset presents gridded maps of standard pelagic ecosystem parameters collected in the main sampled components during the PELGAS survey. Ecosystem parameters were mapped on a 15km x 15km grid by applying a block averaging procedure (Petitgas et al., 2009, 2014). The dataset also includes the ecologically meaningful survey dates proposed by Huret et al. (2017), mapped on the same grid. Details on survey protocols and data processing methodologies can be found in Doray et al., (2014, 2017a). This dataset was used in Authier et al., 2017; Doray et al., 2017b, 2017c, 2017a; Huret et al., 2017; Petitgas et al., 2017.

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Acknowledgments PELGAS surveys have been funded by the European Common Fishery Policy Data Collection Framework through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, and Ifremer. We want to acknowledge the joint efforts of R/V Thalassa crews and PELGAS scientists that made the survey possible. The authors particularly thank Pierre Beillois, Ludovic Bouché, Jean-Hervé Bourdeix, Sophie Le Mestre, Patrick Lespagnol, Françoise Mornet, Philippe Pineau, the numerous PhD and students, and the Marine Mammal & Seabird Observers.
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Doray Mathieu, Huret Martin, Authier Matthieu, Duhamel Erwan, Romagnan Jean-Baptiste, Dupuy Christine, Spitz Jérôme, Sanchez Florence, Berger Laurent, Dorémus Ghislain, Bourriau Paul, Grellier Patrick, Pennors Laurence, Masse Jacques, Petitgas Pierre (2018). Gridded maps of pelagic ecosystem parameters collected in the Bay of Biscay during the PELGAS integrated survey. SEANOE.

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Doray Mathieu, Petitgas Pierre, Romagnan Jean-Baptiste, Huret Martin, Duhamel Erwan, Dupuy Christine, Spitz Jerome, Authier Matthieu, Sanchez Florence, Berger Laurent, Doremus Ghislain, Bourriau Paul, Grellier Patrick, Masse Jacques (2018). The PELGAS survey: ship-based integrated monitoring of the Bay of Biscay pelagic ecosystem. Progress In Oceanography, 166, 15-29. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :