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Data set name

INFOMAR Seabed Survey Seabed Habitat Classification around Ireland

Data holding centreGeological Survey Ireland
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period1999
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Irish Continental Shelf

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Habitat characterisation; Habitat extent

Instruments

Multi-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

The INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland's MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme is a joint venture between the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute (MI). The programme is the successor to the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and concentrates on creating integrated mapping products related to the seabed. Seabed classification data processed from the surveys includes the following breakdown of seabed habitat. Class 1 Fine Sand to Mud Class 2 Coarse to Medium Sand Class 3 Gravel to Coarse Sand Class 4 Rock (Less Texture) Class 5 Rock Habitat classification mapping has been completed in Donegal Bay, Galway Bay, Roaringwater Bay, south east coastline, east and north-east coastline.

OriginatorsGeological Survey Ireland
Marine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.isde.ie/#/dbe9292d-06b7-48b5-8893-eab9beaa4839
Availability 
OrganisationGeological Survey Ireland
AvailabilityLicence
ContactArchie Donovan (Geologist)
Address

Geological Survey Ireland
Beggars Bush Barracks
Haddington Road
Dublin 4
D04 K7X4
Ireland

Telephone+353 1 678 2000
Facsimile+353 1 668 1782
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierHB.IE.GSI.INFOMAR.SeabedClassification
Global identifier6508
Last revised2015-09-14