Multibeam echosounder data and seabed sampling data acquired during the INFOMAR national seabed mapping programme were the primary sources of data used in the generation of this habitat map for the Inshore Fisheries section of Bord Iascaigh Mhara. 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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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":[[[-7.571583, 51.53609],[-7.571583, 52.014725], [-6.631225, 52.014725], [-6.631225, 51.53609], [-7.571583, 51.53609]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-30", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-80"}
Provenance information Multibeam echosounder data (MBES) were collected for the Irish Sea Fisheries as part of the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) project. The MBES data were firstly classified into 2 main acoustic groups based on analysis of the backscatter imagery in ArcMap. The resulting two acoustic groups were classified into sediment classes using information from sediment samples and video footage of the seafloor. These sediment classes were translated into EUNIS level 4 habitat classes as part of the MESH Atlantic project.
Period of time covered (begin) 2001-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2005-12-31