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Data set name

JNCC Integrated Coastal Database (1982-)

Data holding centreJoint Nature Conservation Committee - Marine Conservation Branch, Peterborough
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1982 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Coastal areas of Great Britain, including Northern Ireland for estuaries

Observations 
Parameters

Coastal geomorphology; Industrial activity; Land vegetation; Transport activity

Description 
Summary

A range of data sets are combined into a single module, including national inventories of sand dunes, saltmarshes, estuaries, cliffs, shingle sites; also a map derived data set of the areas and lengths of 'coastal resources' by 10km square. Some of the data are still in the course of validation and the data sets are being remodelled into a new structure. Data can be downloaded into the UK Digital Marine Atlas (UKDMA). Data were collected in a variety of projects from 1982 (saltmarsh survey and 'coastal resources') up to 1992 (sand dunes) under contract to NCC (now JNCC). These give an overall picture of GB coastal habitat distribution, although quality and parameters of data sets vary.

OriginatorsJoint Nature Conservation Committee - Marine Conservation Branch, Peterborough
References

Burd, F. (1989) The Saltmarsh Survey of Great Britain: An Inventory of British Saltmarshes (Research and Survey in Nature Conservation Series). Natural Conservancy Council, Peterborough, Sand Dune Vegetation Survey of Great Britain, Vols 1, 2 and 3., JNCC; Davidson (1989) Vegetated Shingle Structure Survey of Great Britain: Overview and appendices, 1,2,3, Bibliography (Research and Survey in Nature Conservation Series)., JNCC

Data web sitehttp://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bmlss/JNCC-CD.htm
Availability 
OrganisationJoint Nature Conservation Committee - Marine Conservation Branch, Peterborough
AvailabilityCommercial charge; unrestricted
ContactMarine Conservation Branch Data Systems Manager
Address

Joint Nature Conservation Committee - Marine Conservation Branch, Peterborough
Monkstone House City Road
Peterborough

PE1 1JY
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1733 62626
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1034002
Global identifier591
Last revised2009-12-02