Nephrops Underwater Television Survey Functional Units

Published by: Marine Institute
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Nephrops Functional Units represent geographic area management and reporting units for Nephrops Underwater Television (UWTV) surveys. The Irish Functional units 30 divisions were based on ICES Statistical Rectangle boundaries. The prawn (Nephrops norvegicus) are common around the Irish coast occurring in geographically distinct sandy/muddy areas were the sediment is suitable for them to construct their burrows. Nephrops spend a great deal of time in their burrows and their emergence from these is related to time of year, light intensity and tidal strength. Functional units include the Aran Grounds, the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and Porcupine Bank. Functional units for reporting purposes were created in 2002. Functional units created from merging existing ICES Statistical rectangles. Functional units created to support area management and reporting of the Nephrops shellfish marine resource. Nephrops Functional Units created by the fisheries science survey team of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Functional units completed for Nephrops UWTV reporting purposes.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2002-12-31
Date dataset updated 2017-12-18
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 ['Creative Commons licence conditions apply', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.3812, 50.1743],[-10.3812, 54.56], [-4.7678, 54.56], [-4.7678, 50.1743], [-10.3812, 50.1743]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-5", "verticalDomainName": null, "minVerticalExtent": "-2500"}
Provenance information Annual Nephrops UWTV Surveys have been occuring since 2002 and the area management reporting units for ICES known as Functional Units are defined boundaries for reporting.
Period of time covered (begin) 2006-12-31
Period of time covered (end) 2006-12-31