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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...
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    Nephrops Functional Units represent geographic area management and reporting units for Nephrops Underwater Television (UWTV) surveys. The Irish Functional units 30 divisions were based on ICES Statistical Rectangle boundaries. The prawn (Nephrops norvegicus) are common around...
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    The prawn (Nephrops norvegicus) are common around the Irish coast occurring in geographically distinct sandy/muddy areas were the sediment is suitable for them to construct their burrows. Nephrops spend a great deal of time in their burrows and their emergence from these is...
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    Marine sediment is considered any deposit of insoluble material, primarily rock and soil particles, transported from land areas to the ocean by wind, ice, and rivers, as well as the remains of marine organisms, products of submarine volcanism, chemical precipitates from...
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    Catch numbers per species from Irish Groundfish Survey haul stations. The Irish Groundfish Survey covers fisheries trawl stations in the North Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, Irish Sea and Saint Georges Channel around Ireland. The Irish Groundfish Survey has been a two-legged...
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    Data from the underway system includes observations and measurements of meteorological (e.g. air temperature, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, wind speed and direction) at 10m above sea level and oceanographic (e.g. sea surface temperature/salinity) at approximately 3m...
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    Macro-invertebrate are animals without backbones, visible to the naked eye. Data includes annual species richness and abundance (river macro-invertebrate). Data geographical coverage is 16 sites across the Newport facility Burrishoole catchment. Data on macro-invertabrates has...
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    The Automatic Water Quality Monitoring Stations (AWQMS) measure the following parameters at high frequency (sub 10 mins): DateTime, Depth (m), Water temperature (degC), Conductivity (milli Siemens/cm), Salinity (parts per thousand), DOPC (% Saturation), DO (mg/l), pH (pH...
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    The prawn (Nephrops norvegicus) are common around the Irish coast occurring in geographically distinct sandy/muddy areas were the sediment is suitable for them to construct their burrows. Nephrops spend a great deal of time in their burrows and their emergence from these is...
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    Biological Sampling Survey station locations containing catch data from a bottom trawl survey series: Trawl positions, duration and gear parameters; catch weights of the target species; length frequency distributions; age, sex and maturity. The target species are: cod,...
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    Sea surface temperature was collected via permanent scientific equipment on board the MI research vessel RV Celtic Voyager. Data includes temperature from the hull mounted sensor known as 'Hull Sea Temperature' and temperature/salinity from the temperature sensor known as...
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    Target fishing ground for Nephrops norvegicus determined from Vessel Monitoring System data. The original classes assigned to the data were translated to the EUNIS habitat classification system as part of the MESH Atlantic project. Nephrops habitats map covers the Nephrops...
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    The dataset indicates the location of dredge fishing activity in Irish waters. Attributes when known include year, area, gear type, species, season, days per year (Days_Year), number of vessels (Vessels), vessel size (LOA_Max), gear units, classification, Area of polygon...
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    The MEFEPO (Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Operational) project 2nd Edition was made up of a group of ecologists, economists, management experts and fisheries scientists who are trying to make ecosystem based fisheries management (EBFM) a reality in Europe. EBFM...
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    The hydrodynamic model, ROMS (Regional Ocean Modeling System), is run for a domain that covers a significant portion of the northeast Atlantic at a resolution of 2.5 km and and with 40 vertical levels.7-day forecasts are generated for research purposes and for comparison with...
  • Temperature and salinity measurements taken from the Weather Buoys. Temperature and salinity instrumentation associated with mooring.
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    Celtic Seas nearshore habitats classified to EUNIS habitat classification. 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...
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    Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) automatically collect positional data from fishing vessels. The VMS data can be linked to catch data from logbooks to provide a census of spatially resolved catch and effort data. Fishing method data includes all gears, mobile bottom, mobile...
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    The purpose of the atlas is to communicate the key results from the Irish Groundfish Survey programme which is carried out annually in the waters around Ireland, and the Deepwater Survey programme conducted 2006-2009. Data is presented in a concise, visual and non technical...
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    Marine biota can be classified broadly into those organisms living in either the pelagic environment (plankton and nekton) or the benthic environment (benthos). Single-celled or multi-celled plankton with photosynthetic pigments are the producers of the photic zone in the...
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