North Irish Sea Habitats

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Environment

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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Title North Irish Sea Habitats
Description

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.

Contact Point name: Advanced Mapping Services
email: datarequests@marine.ie
phone: +353-91-387200
Keywords biotope, classification, environment, environmental science, geoscientificinformation, habitat, habitats and biotopes, hydrosphere, irish sea, oceans, rock, science, sea, sea bed, sediment, substrate
Theme Environment
Publisher Marine Institute
Issue Date 18 Dec 2017
Conforms To 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.
Last Modification Date 18 Dec 2017
Publication Frequency not planned
Language eng
Landing Page None
Geographic Coverage North: 53.994743, South: 53.139078, East: -5.981310, West: -6.167604
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -40, Max value: -1
Lineage 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.
Temporal Extent From: 2010-04-21 00:00, To: 2010-06-01 00:00
Spatial Reference System https://epsg.io/4326
Spatial Resolution 25000