The monitoring and assessment of three EU Habitats Directive Annex I grassland habitats

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The monitoring and assessment of three EU Habitats Directive Annex I grassland habitats, referred to as the Grassland Monitoring Survey (GMS), was a three-year survey conducted from 2015 to 2017 by BEC Consultants on behalf of NPWS. One hundred and ten EU Annex I grassland sites were monitored, 55 sites were monitored for the 6210/*6210 habitat, 33 sites for the 6410 habitat, and 22 sites for 6510. The number of GMS survey sites surveyed for each of the grassland habitats reflected their relative abundance and the110 sites were selected to represent the range of the three habitats. The study involved mapping the Annex I grassland habitats and collecting botanical and structural data from each site. Impact and activity data were also collected at each site. Surveying was by a combination of monitoring stops and full releves. Survey data have been stored in an Access database, monitoring stop and releve data are in a Turboveg database, and two ArcMap shapefiles hold habitat polygon and monitoring stop/releve point data.

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Theme Environment
Date released 2018-04-11
Date updated 2023-11-30
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 ['https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'Copyright Government of Ireland. This dataset was created by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'otherRestrictions']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Landing page https://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/IWM%20102%20Annex%201%20Grasslands.pdf
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.25390625, 51.008938550949],[-10.25390625, 55.711086988449004], [-5.419921875, 55.711086988449004], [-5.419921875, 51.008938550949], [-10.25390625, 51.008938550949]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM, EPSG:2157)
Vertical Extent {"verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0", "maxVerticalExtent": "1014"}
Provenance information Digitised from field maps created in the field during the GMS 2015-17 survey. The shapefile is an updated version of the baseline Irish Semi-natural Grasslands Survey (ISGS) and in addition to the polygons surveyed during the GMS all Annex I and Fossitt (2000) habitats surveyed during the baseline ISGS are also retained in the shapefile. Polygon shapefile in ITM projection of all 6210/*6210, 6410, and 6510 polygons surveyed and mapped during GMS 2017. The shapefile is an updated version of the baseline Irish Semi-natural Grasslands Survey (ISGS) and in addition to the polygons surveyed during the GMS Annex I and Fossitt (2000) habitats surveyed during the baseline ISGS are also retained in the shapefile.
Period of time covered (begin) 2015-05-29
Period of time covered (end) 2018-04-11