South Irish Sea Habitats

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Environment

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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Title South Irish Sea Habitats
Description

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.

Contact Point name: Advanced Mapping Services
email: datarequests@marine.ie
phone: +353-91-387200
Keywords biotope, classification, environment, environmental science, geoscientificinformation, habitat, habitats and biotopes, hydrosphere, irish sea, oceans, rock, science, sea, sea bed, sediment, substrate
Theme Environment
Publisher Marine Institute
Issue Date 31 Dec 2010
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 18 Dec 2017
Publication Frequency not planned
Language eng
Landing Page http://www.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/default.aspx?page=1974
Geographic Coverage North: 52.383820, South: 52.047238, East: -6.084153, West: -6.507831
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -15, Max value: -75
Lineage 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.
Temporal Extent From: 2007-01-01 00:00, To: 2010-12-31 23:59
Spatial Reference System https://epsg.io/4326
Spatial Resolution 25000