Data collected on the macroalgae of rocky shores for Water Framework Directive assessment.

Geographic Coverage: Republic of Ireland. Selected Water Framework Directive (WFD) waterbodies identified under EPA WFD monitoring programme.

Temporal Coverage: 2007 to 2010

Species Groups recorded: alga, lichen

Dataset Status: This is an incomplete dataset, surveys are ongoing with each waterbody assessed twice in a 6-year cycle. Not yet published.

Additional Information: More detailed information on all aspects of monitoring for the Water Framewokr Directive is available for the EPA's website:

Data Resources (3)

available as html
available as CSV
Organisation Home Page
Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2016-09-12
Date dataset updated 2016-09-12
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', '', 'otherRestrictions', '', 'otherRestrictions']
Language English
Landing Page
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.37577, 51.460563],[-10.37577, 55.264523], [-6.01321, 55.264523], [-6.01321, 51.460563], [-10.37577, 51.460563]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM75 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29903)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "0", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information All data collected by qualified marine biologists. Species identification assessed through (UK's) National Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control (NMBAQC) macroalgae species identification QA/QC tests Data Capture Method: Water Framework Directive rocky shore assessment surveys Data Capture Purpose: Ecological assessment based on rocky shore macroalgal species diversity
Period of time covered (begin) 2007-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2010-12-31

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