North Irish Sea Nephrops Habitat

Published by: Marine Institute
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Target fishing ground for Nephrops norvegicus determined from Vessel Monitoring System data. The original classes assigned to the data were translated to the EUNIS habitat classification system as part of the MESH Atlantic project. Nephrops habitats map covers the Nephrops Grounds near Dundalk Bay in the northern Irish Sea zone. Data collected during the MESH project 2008-2013. Habitat interpretation from known Nephrops fishing grounds. Data interpreted to provide knowledge on known seabed habitat type for Nephrops burrows. Data produced by the Advanced Mapping Services by the Ocean Science and Information Services section of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Data completed for the area surveyed.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2013-01-02
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":[[[-5.999553, 53.475073],[-5.999553, 53.896854], [-5.297499, 53.896854], [-5.297499, 53.475073], [-5.999553, 53.475073]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-30", "verticalDomainName": null, "minVerticalExtent": "-100"}
Provenance information The habitat data were generated from the analysis of Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data for boats targetting Nephrops norvegicus. The extent and boundary of the mud class was derived from the dense concentration of fishing activity highlighted on the VMS data. All original classifications assigned to the habitats were translated to EUNIS using expert judgement and additional data.
Period of time covered (begin) 2008-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2012-12-31