European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

Offshore Special Area Conservation North Atlantic

Data holding centreNational Parks and Wildlife Service
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period2015
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Atlantic Ocean Rockall Basin and Trough

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time

Description 
Summary

Offshore cold water coral reefs designated Special Area of Conservation. A Special Area of Conservation (SAC) is defined in the European Union's Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), also known as the Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora. They are to protect the 220 habitats and approximately 1000 species listed in annex I and II of the directive which are considered to be of European interest following criteria given in the directive. They must be chosen from the Sites of Community Importance by the State Members and designated SAC by an act assuring the conservation measures of the natural habitat.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://www.npws.ie/maps-and-data/designated-site-data/download-boundary-data
Availability 
OrganisationNational Parks and Wildlife Service
AvailabilityLicence
ContactGareth John (GIS Manager)
Address

National Parks and Wildlife Service
National Parks and Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
Dublin 2
D02 TW98
Ireland

Telephone+353-1-8882000
Facsimile+353-1-8883272
Emailnpws_gis@ahg.gov.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierPS.IE.DAHG.NPWS.OffshoreSpecialAreaConservation
Global identifier6488
Last revised2017-10-25