European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

Rathlin Island Subtidal Habitat Monitoring

Data holding centreNorthern Ireland Environment Agency
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period2005
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Sub and Intertidal zone within approximately 1nm of Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland.

Observations 
Parameters

Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the littoral zone; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the littoral zone; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Sediment grain size parameters; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Instruments

Sidescan sonars; multi-beam echosounders; sediment grabs; observers

Description 
Summary

Investigative monitoring of Rathlin Islands inter and subtidal habitats using a combination of remote, visual and somar techniques. Results will fullfill the requirements of the designation of Rathlin Island as a potential SAC. Work carried out in collaboration with DARDNI and University of Ulster.

OriginatorsNorthern Ireland Environment Agency
Availability 
OrganisationNorthern Ireland Environment Agency
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactAnne Murray (Biodiversity Enquiries)
Address

Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Klondyke Building
Belfast
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
BT7 2JA
United Kingdom

Telephone(028) 9054 6502
Emailanne.murray@doeni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1104003
Global identifier903
Last revised2009-10-19