South Irish Sea Habitats

Published by: Marine Institute
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This dataset consists of marine habitat information on the South Irish Sea. The habitats are classified according to the European Nature Information System (EUNIS). 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. Habitats coverage is of the South Irish Sea. Data was acquired between 2007-2010. Marine habitats data created from the interpretation of multibeam echosounder backscatter and bathymetric data. The data was acquired by Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme (INFOMAR - Integrated Management for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource). Data acquired to support maritime spatial planning. Data acquired and interpreted by the Advanced Mapping Services team within Ocean Science and Information Services section of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Data completed for INFOMAR survey coverage area.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2010-12-31
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",,license,,license}
Update frequency Never
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-6.507831, 52.047238],[-6.507831, 52.38382], [-6.084153, 52.38382], [-6.084153, 52.047238], [-6.507831, 52.047238]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-75", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-15"}
Provenance information Acoustic classes were generated from the analysis of MBES data, collected as part of the INFOMAR national seabed mapping programme, using QTC Multiview software. Supervised classification of the acoustic classes into sediment classes was done using information from collated sediment samples and Admiralty Chart information. Rock outcrops were traced from shaded relief imagery. The original substrate classes assigned to the data were translated to the EUNIS habitat classification system as part of the MESH Atlantic project.
Period of time covered (begin) 2007-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2010-12-31

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