Northwest Ireland Seabed Habitats

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Multibeam echosounder 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 habitat map. The original sediment classes assigned to the data were translated to the EUNIS habitat classification system as part of the MESH Atlantic project.

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Title Northwest Ireland Seabed Habitats
Description

Multibeam echosounder 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 habitat map. The original sediment classes assigned to the data were translated to the EUNIS habitat classification system as part of the MESH Atlantic project.

Contact Point name: Advanced Mapping Services
email: datarequests@marine.ie
phone: +353-91-387200
Keywords atlantic ocean, biotope, classification, environment, geoscientificinformation, habitat, habitats and biotopes, north atlantic ocean, north-east atlantic ocean, oceans, sea, sea bed, sediment, substrate
Theme Environment
Publisher Marine Institute
Issue Date 01 Jan 2013
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 05 May 2016
Publication Frequency not planned
Language eng
Landing Page None
Geographic Coverage North: 55.462593, South: 54.312100, East: -6.769904, West: -10.063487
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -20, Max value: -140
Lineage Substrate classes were generated from the analysis of MBES data collected as part of the INSS and INFOMAR national seabed mapping programmes. Rock outcrops were digitised from shaded relief imagery. Supervised classification of the acoustic classes identified from backscatter imagery into sediment classes were done using sediment samples collated from the aforementioned seabed mapping programmes and fisheries surveys together with information on sediments obtained from Admiralty Charts. The substrate classes identified were translated to the EUNIS habitat classification system using additional information about biological zones (derived from bathymetric contours) as part of the MESH Atlantic project.
Temporal Extent From: 2001-01-01 00:00, To: 2005-12-31 00:00
Spatial Reference System http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326
Spatial Resolution 25000