National Ecosystem and Ecosystem Services Map – Marine Biodiversity

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This dataset contains a raster file showing the approximate biodiversity stock of marine areas.

This dataset is part of a dataset series that establishes an ecosystem service maps (national scale) for a set of services prioritised through stakeholder consultation and any intermediate layers created by Environment Systems Ltd in the cause of the project. The individual dataset resources in the datasets series are to be considered in conjunction with the project report: https://www.npws.ie/research-projects/ecosystems-services-mapping-and-assessment

The project provides a National Ecosystem and Ecosystem Services (ES) map for a suite of prioritised services to assist implementation of MAES (Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their services) in Ireland.

This involves stakeholder consultation for identification of services to be mapped, the development of a list of indicators and proxies for mapping, as well as an assessment of limitations to ES mapping on differing scales (Local, Catchment, Region, National, EU) based on data availability. Reporting on data gaps forms part of the project outputs.

The project relied on the usage of pre-existing data, which was also utilised to create intermediate data layers to aid in ES mapping. For a full list of the data used throughout the project workings, please refer to the project report.

Data Resources (2)

TIFF
available as tiff
HTML
available as html
Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2010-05-01
Date dataset updated 2017-06-26
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'Copyright Government of Ireland. This dataset was created by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'otherRestrictions', 'Copyright Government of Ireland. This dataset was created by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'otherRestrictions']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-11.2659477885, 51.2059662415],[-11.2659477885, 55.820224054], [-5.75081106972, 55.820224054], [-5.75081106972, 51.2059662415], [-11.2659477885, 51.2059662415]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM, EPSG:2157)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": null, "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information 50m raster grid file used in the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems Service Project. Created by Environment Systems Ltd. (ESL). The dataset was derived through additive analysis of relevant spatial data including; collated seabed substrate’, and the ‘Predicted habitats for North Sea and Celtic Sea (EUSeaMap)’ listed below: 1. Habitat Asset Register (for estuaries, saltmarshes, coastal lagoons) 2. Collated Seabed Substrate 3. Predicted habitats – North Sea and Celtic Sea 4. Bathymetry 5. Conservation Designations 6. Offshore Special Areas of Conservation (SAC’s) 7. Inshore Fisheries 8. Dredge Fishing Activity 9. Line Fishing Activity 10. Net Fishing Activity 11. Bottom Trawl Fishing Activity 12. Mid-water Trawl Fishing Activity 13. Biologically Sensitive Area 14. Greencastle Codling Area 15. Marine Data Buoys 16. OSPAR Windfarms 17. Fishing Ports 18. Shellfish Waters Directive 19. Commercial Ports 20. Dumping at Sea Boundaries 21. Marinas 22. Navigation Aids 23. Arklow Bank Wind Park Connection Cable 24. Shipping Navigation Channel 25. Offshore Commercial Field 26. Offshore Gas Line 27. Platforms 28. Local Ferry Ports These datasets were scored to represent the contribution of the individual classes to temporary water storage. For the full processing methodology, including a comprehensive list of the input datasets, associated scores, full processing methodology, including any modification of the input data refer to the project Final Report (resource 23). The final raster dataset has been created at a cell size of 50m. All processing steps were carried out at a cell size of 50m. Metadata for all input datasets is included with the datasets in question. Filename / Map package / PNG: 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityMarine.tif / 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityMarine.mpk / 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityMarine.png Project processing was carried out in EPSG29902. Final outputs were converted to EPSG2157, using the transformation provided by proj4 (https://trac.osgeo.org/proj/wiki/FAQ), which is used by most GIS software for coordinate system manipulation. The source Coordinate Reference System is WGS84. The transformation used is equivalent in accuracy to the one held by NPWS. This dataset has been created using various processing and GIS software including; ArcMap 10.1, FME, and QGIS. Filename / Map package / PNG: 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityMarine.tif / 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityMarine.mpk / 3010_MAES15-BiodiversityMarine.png Project processing was carried out in EPSG29902. Final outputs were converted to EPSG2157, using the transformation provided by proj4 (https://trac.osgeo.org/proj/wiki/FAQ), which is used by most GIS software for coordinate system manipulation. The source Coordinate Reference System is WGS84. The transformation used is equivalent in accuracy to the one held by NPWS. This dataset has been created using various processing and GIS software including; ArcMap 10.1, FME, and QGIS.