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Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (AZMP) DFO Maritimes region plankton dataset (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: OBIS.AZMP-Maritimes_1

Abstract: The AZMP was implemented in 1998 with the aim of collecting and analyzing the biological, chemical, and physical data to detect and monitor seasonal and interannual variability in eastern Canadian waters. The key element of the AZMP sampling strategy is the oceanographic sampling at fixed stations (every two weeks, conditions permitting) and along sections (1?3 times per year). Field sampling and ... View entire text

Purpose: A comprehensive environmental monitoring program, building on existing monitoring activities, was designed and implemented in 1999 for the northwestern Atlantic with the aim of increasing the Department of Fisheries and Ocean's (DFO) capacity to understand, describe, and forecast the state of the ocean environment and marine ecosystem and to relate those changes to the predator-prey relationships ... View entire text
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Description: AZMP website
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 56.0   S: 42.0   E: -40.0   W: -70.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kennedy, M.K. and J.A. Spry
Dataset Title: Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program Maritimes Region plankton datasets. In: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - BioChem archive
Dataset Series Name: OBIS Canada Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2011-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-07-06
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PLANKTON NETS Ancillary Description
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appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

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citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

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Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 503
Fax: 54-2965-451543
Email: phoebe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: jeff.spry at
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-30