European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)
Data set information
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|Data set name|
MESH Atlantic Substrate
|Data holding centre||Marine Institute|
|Time period||Data collected between 1999 and 2011.|
Celtic Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea.
Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent
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.
|Data web site||http://catalog.marine.ie:8080/geonetwork/srv/en/resources.get?id=1342&fname=MeshAtlanticCollatedSeabedSubstrate.zip&access=private|
|Collating centre||Marine Institute|