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General
Data set name

MESH Atlantic Substrate

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

Multi-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

Multibeam echosounder data and seabed sampling data acquired during the INFOMAR and INSS national seabed mapping programmes were the primary sources of data used in the generation of this seabed substrates layer. This map of ground type, together with data collated from other habitat mapping projects and seabed surveys, were integrated in a GIS to produce a single, harmonised layer of substrate distribution within the Currently Designated Irish Continental Shelf. The original classes assigned to the data were translated to a modified Folk class to facilitate a seamless reclassification of the data to the EUNIS classification system. The collation work was carried out as part of the MeshAtlantic project, the objective of which is to produce a single, broadscale, habitat map of the Irish Currently Designated Continental Shelf Area.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://catalog.marine.ie:8080/geonetwork/srv/en/resources.get?id=1342&fname=MeshAtlanticCollatedSeabedSubstrate.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 identifier61053930-1159-11e2-892e-0800200c9a66
Global identifier5897
Last revised2013-03-27