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General
Data set name

MESH Atlantic Habitat

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodData collected between 1999 and 2011.
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Celtic Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea.

Observations 
Parameters

Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent

Instruments

Underwater cameras; acoustic backscatter sensors; sediment grabs

Description 
Summary

Data on marine habitats for the Currently Designated Irish Continental Shelf area has been collated into one standardised GIS polygon shapefile. Data has been collated from singlebeam acoustic habitat mapping surveys conducted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service on Natura 2000 sites, sediment maps generated from the INFOMAR project and from historical habitat maps for the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea published in the IOSEA 4 Report. The original classes assigned to the data were translated to the EUNIS habitat classification system as part of the MESH Atlantic project.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://catalog.marine.ie:8080/geonetwork/srv/en/resources.get?id=1343&fname=MeshAtlanticCollatedHabitat.zip&access=private
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactFergal McGrath
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville Oranmore
Co. Galway


Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emailinstitute.mail@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifiera03fda70-16e4-11e2-892e-0800200c9a66
Global identifier5898
Last revised2013-03-27
StatusDeprecated