North Irish Sea Habitats

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North Irish Sea habitat extent classified to EUNIS habitat classification. The EUNIS habitat classification is a comprehensive pan-European system to facilitate the harmonised description and collection of data across Europe through the use of criteria for habitat identification. It is hierarchical and covers all types of habitat types from natural to artificial, from terrestrial to freshwater and marine. Data covers areas of the northern Irish Sea off the eastern coastline of Ireland. The data was acquired during 2003-2004. Multibeam echsounder data and seabed sampling data acquired during the INSS and INFOMAR national seabed mapping programmes were the primary sources of data used in the generation of this marine habitat map. Habitat classification supports further understanding of the nature of the seabed in the northern Irish Sea. Data interpretation undertaken by the Advanced Mapping Services team within the Ocean Science and Information Services section of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Data completed for area surveyed under the INSS programme.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2017-12-18
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",,license,,license}
Update frequency Never
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-6.167604, 53.139078],[-6.167604, 53.994743], [-5.98131, 53.994743], [-5.98131, 53.139078], [-6.167604, 53.139078]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-40"}
Provenance information Acoustic classes generated from analysis of MBES shaded relief and backscatter imagery, collected as part of the INSS national seabed mapping programme, were classified into seabed substrate classes using data from sediment samples. The original classes assigned to the data were translated to the EUNIS habitat classification system as part of the MESH Atlantic project.
Period of time covered (begin) 2010-04-21
Period of time covered (end) 2010-06-01

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