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Dataset - Iceflux trawl (SUIT & RMT) and ice stations

Schaafsma, F. L. & Flores, H. (2017). Iceflux trawl (SUIT & RMT) and ice stations. (v1)
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This data file contains information on all locations in the Arctic and Southern Oceans that were sampled with the Surface And Under Ice Trawl (SUIT) and the Rectangular Midwater Trawl (RMT), and samples taken at ice stations within the Iceflux projects of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI, Bremerhaven) and Wageningen Marine Research (Den Helder). With the trawls, zooplankton and nekton samples were collected. At ice stations, ice-cores and water samples were collected, and L-arm measurements of under-ice irradiance/radiance were performed. 


This data provides information on sampling dates and locations.

Temporal coverage


22 August 2013 to 2 October 2013


12 December 2014 to 20 January 2015


27 May 2015 to 20 June 2015

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Originating center

Wageningen Marine Research (Den Helder)



Dataset progress


Data quality

There are no known issues with this dataset

Access constraints

Data is freely available at, or can be requested by contacting project participants (

Use constraints

Free to work with the data, but please consult us before publishing anything derived from this dataset


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Giulia Castellani, Fokje L. Schaafsma, et al., 2020. Large-Scale Variability of Physical and Biological Sea-Ice Properties in Polar Oceans. Frontiers in Marine Science 7

Schaafsma, F. L., Kohlbach, D, et al., 2017. Spatio-temporal variability in the winter diet of larval and juvenile Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in ice-covered waters. . Marine Ecology Progress Series

David, C, Schaafsma, F. L., et al., 2017. Community structure of under-ice fauna in relation to winter sea-ice habitat properties from the Weddell Sea. . Polar Biology 40 (2), 247-261

Schaafsma, F. L., David, C, et al., 2016. Size and stage composition of age class 0 Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in the ice-water interface layer during winter/early spring. . Polar Biology 39 (9), 1515-1526


Additional data is available at pangaea.

Other references

Schaafsma, Fokje ;van Franeker; Jan Andries; Flores, Hauke (2018). Iceflux sampling stations.

Dif id: Iceflux_SUIT_RMT_Stations | UUID: 696f9141-4e1a-5270-8c94-b0aabe0bbee7 | Version:1 | Added on: 27 March 2018 16:41