Predominant Habitat Type

Published by: Marine Institute
Category: Environment
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The MSFD commission staff working paper (CSWP) defines predominant habitat types required for use in MSFD habitats initial reporting article 8 Analysis of essential features and characteristics (Art 8.1a Habitats). These predominant habitat typologies broadly correspond to EUNIS level 2 habitat typologies. This supported the process of mapping existing habitat types (evidence based and predicted) to the CSWP PHT classification by means of data re-engineering. The PHT layer has been derived from, Evidence based data source (EMODnet sediment and substrate) Predicted habitats data source (Predicted EUNIS habitats (2008 MESH model)

In areas where neither evidence nor predicted data was available, a depth proxy was created using INFOMAR bathymetry.

When viewing the PHT habitats layer, the Predominant Habitat Confidence should be also be used as reference as this provides the user with a means to establish the data source underpinning the derived PHT habitat type per polygon.

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Theme Environment
Date released 2013-12-09
Date updated 2017-03-31
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']
Update frequency Never
Language English
Landing page,43,-4,58.5&WIDTH=1000&HEIGHT=1000&STYLES=default
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-25.89618, 46.74753900000001],[-25.89618, 57.44054], [-0.685, 57.44054], [-0.685, 46.74753900000001], [-25.89618, 46.74753900000001]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-4800", "maxVerticalExtent": "-1"}
Provenance information GIS polygon file which depicts predominant habitat types. Habitats have been derived for MSFD initial reporting article 8 - Analysis of essential features and characteristics (Art 8.1a - Habitats)
Period of time covered (begin) 2012-12-01
Period of time covered (end) 2017-12-31