Southwest Ireland Seabed Habitats

Published by: Marine Institute
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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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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2013-01-01
Date dataset updated 2016-05-05
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":[[[-11.68338, 51.28258],[-11.68338, 52.661173], [-9.465995, 52.661173], [-9.465995, 51.28258], [-11.68338, 51.28258]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-200", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-20"}
Provenance information 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.
Period of time covered (begin) 2005-12-31
Period of time covered (end) 2005-12-31